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Total Income from Farming is estimated to have fallen between 2013 and 2014 by 4.4% (£247 million) in real terms, to £5,379 million. The 2014 value was driven by increased production offset by lower prices. EU payments received have reduced significantly due to the strength of sterling against the euro.

Gross Value Added (outputs minus intermediate consumption) rose by £306 million, to £9.9 billion, in real terms a 3.2% increase due to a larger fall in the value of intermediate consumption compared with outputs. GVA represents agriculture’s contribution to GDP.

In 2014 compared with 2013:
• The Utilised Agricultural Area decreased by 0.1% in 2014 to 17.2 million hectares, accounting for 71% of land in the UK. The area of total crops has increased by 1.2% helping to offset the 37% decrease in uncropped arable land
• The area of oilseed crops planted decreased by 8.1% to 691 thousand hectares.
• The cereal crops area increased by 5.0% to 3.2 million hectares.
• The dairy herd saw an increase of 3.3% to 1.8 million.
• Total pig numbers have seen a slight decrease of 1.4% to 4.8 million from 4.9 million.
• Sheep and lamb numbers rose by 2.7% to 33.7 million, largely due to a 3.4% increase in the number of lambs.
• The total labour force on commercial holdings increased by 2.6% to 476 thousand.

13,415 students
in Agriculture & Related subjects for 2014

36,225 students
in Architecture, building & planning for 2014

Architects, building conservationists and environmental designers play a vital role in the construction industry.
With environmental design and building conservation it is often a case of specialising after completing a built environment degree.
There is no postgraduate option for qualifying as an architect – to achieve professional status you’ll have to take a seven-year course, as prescribed by the Architecture Registrations Board (ARB) and accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
A record numbers of overseas students have applied to study architecture and design courses in the UK, with applications up 14% on last year.
Foreign applications to study art and design courses in the UK leapt 15% while architecture, building and planning courses saw an increase of 13%.
However the number of UK students applying for design courses grew just 4%, while home-grown students wanting to study architecture fell 3%.
A total of 13,620 non-EU students have submitted applications for design courses starting in 2014, with a further 6,310 seeking places on architecture courses.
UK architecture students must study for five years in order to become fully qualified architects, but with obligatory work placements and Part III examinations, the process can take up to ten years.
The number of UK students seeking places on domestic architecture courses has been falling steadily since 2010. Just 24,650 applied to start in 2014, compared with 33,550 in 2010.