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Calling for agritech innovators help to increase the uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries

Article by Liliya Serazetdinova, KTN Agriculture is an important sector for many developing countries, both to drive economic development but also to support poverty reduction and boost food and nutrition security. Department for International Development (DFID) published last year the latest evidence and a conceptual framework to design agriculture policies and programmes ....
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Do you have Agri-Food challenges which a mathematical scientist could help with?

Are you an SME working in the Agri-food Sector? Do you have data challenges? Modelling problems? Anything which could benefit from quantitative rigour? If so, you probably have challenges which a mathematical scientist could help you with! Would you like three-days FREE support? Read on...   In brief.... The Knowledge Transfer...
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£1.5M Newton Fund competition now open: Agri-food innovation in Turkey

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5M for UK participants developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey. Innovate UK is working with  TÜBİTAK , the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, to fund this competition, which they are running as part of the  Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund  programme. Find out...
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Register now for 'Agri-Food Innovation in Turkey' competition brokering day 25 July

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5M for UK participants developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey.  Innovate UK is working with  TÜBİTAK , the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, to fund this competition, which they are running as part of the  Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund  programme.    ...
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Creating a step-change in dairy cattle innovation through collaboration

A new KTN success story  highlights one of the many ways that KTN helps to drive innovation for UK businesses - by facilitating new connections and collaborations between different sectors.   Creating a step-change in dairy cattle innovation Kingshay are a research-based consultancy that support a large number (>2,000) of dairy farmers in the UK....
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£9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have pre-announced a £9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research .   About the funding This call forms part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address VBD challenges...
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£4M Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 6 now open

UK businesses and universities can apply for a share of £4 million to work with developing country partners on agri-tech innovations, through the latest round of funding from the Agri-Tech Catalyst . The Agri-Tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to improve the sustainable intensification of agriculture. The...
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£16 million for new technologies to improve global food production and security

Twenty-four innovative agri-tech projects have today been awarded a share of £16 million funding through the latest round of the government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst to solve some of the world’s greatest agricultural challenges – from food security and sustainability to weed control and livestock disease. The UK is a world leader in the fast growing agri-tech sector, as global challenges such...
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Smoking out blackgrass seeds

Blackgrass is a problem weed in UK agriculture, but a new technique may help farmers to combat its resistance to herbicides. Application of a smoke particle solution called 'smokewater' has been found to cause blackgrass seeds to germinate early, becoming vulnerable to certain herbicides which they would normally evade. Ten per cent of crops are lost due to weed growth - a statistic that...
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Online training from the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production  Advanced Training Partnership (ATP-Pasture) has announced the latest round of modules in its  online training courses, starting in September 2016:   Ruminant Nutrition Sustainable Grassland Systems Agro-Ecosystems Services Soil...
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Interested in funding for agri-food innovation in Turkey? Partnering webinar, 16th June

As part of the Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund programme, Innovate UK and TÜBİTAK(the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) are inviting proposals for innovative commercial solutions to challenges in the agri-food sector in Turkey.  Proposals should be from UK and Turkish businesses working together, and where appropriate, with UK and Turkish...
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Find out about opportunities for Scotland in Horizon 2020 and other European Funding Programmes

The Food, Drink and Agricultural industries are recognised as integral parts to Scotland’s and to Europe’s economy, both in terms of employment, GVA and scientific excellence.  Targeted research and innovation is key to the sector’s prosperity,  growth, longevity and contribution to the wide-reaching societal challenges faced by the European population (i.e. food security,...
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£16.3M Global Agriculture and Food Systems Foundations Award call now open

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a new 5-year £1.5Bn resource funding stream, announced as part of the 2015 spending review, to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. The GCRF will deploy the UK’s world-class research capability to address the challenges faced by the developing world.    About the...
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New blood test developed for the detection of Bovine TB

A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath Rees, an expert in microbiology in the School of Biosciences and Dr Ben Swift from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.  The researchers have used this new method to show that cattle diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis...
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Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

The Joint Research Centre's European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) has published a  Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, which  provides a detailed analysis of soil organisms and the threats to soil biodiversity at global scale. The Atlas can be downloaded from  http://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/content/global-soil-biodiversity-atlas
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Interested in European funding for animal and plant projects?

The Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation in association with  Harper Adams University (UK) would like to invite you to a  Consortium Building event and Thematic Workshop for  Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenge 2 ( Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and  Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy ) on 1st June...
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Newton Fund Agri-food competition: Call for UK participants for partnership brokering visit to Turkey

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million for UK participants developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey, and is inviting interested UK organisations to apply for a place on a partnership brokering visit to Turkey in late June.   Introduction to the Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund competition Innovate UK are running the ...
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Electronic medicine book for pigs launched to record accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data

An electronic medicine book for pigs (eMB-Pigs) is now available for all UK pig producers, in light of the need to collect accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data.   Increased concern over antibiotic usage, with both public and political pressure, mean the pig industry is acting to put itself in a more informed position on its antibiotic use. AHDB Pork veterinary team...
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Report on tackling drug-resistent infections globally highlights need to reduce unnecessary use of antimicrobials in agriculture

The UK Government commissioned Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by economist Jim O’Neill, has published its final report and recommendations on Tackling Drug-Resistent Infections Globally . The report includes sections of particular relevance to agriculture and veterimnary medicine, including reducing the unnecessary use of antimicrobials in agriculture, and improving...
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Opportunity to learn about Jiangsu’s innovation landscape and meet its regional businesses

    Following a successful collaboration with the UK in the China-UK Newton Fund programme, the provincial Jiangsu Science & Technology Department (JSTD) is bringing a delegation of healthcare, smart city and farming companies to London to strengthen the innovation partnership with the UK. The Chinese delegation will...
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Feeding insect larvae on under-utilised crops to produce sustainable fishmeal for aquaculture

There is an interesting article by Sarah Jose on the Global Plant Council website about how crops and insects are being used to replace fishmeal in aquaculture feed. The article focuses on research by the Crops for the Future  (CFF) team in Malaysia and the  University of Nottingham  in the UK, which is being  supported by the  Newton-Ungku Omar Fund...
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Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?

SCI's Agrisciences Group are hosting a conference to address the question of whether neonicotinoids are killing bees. The EU banned the use of neonicotinoids in 2013, following concerns over possible adverse effects on wildlife, and particularly bee, poplations. The UK Government has recently called for a precautionary, hazard-based approach to pesticide use to help protect bees....
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New coating method protects seeds from being eaten by insects

Chemists at ETH Zurich are developing a coating for seeds, inspired by nature's defences, which will deter or kill insect pests. Some seeds have their own defence systems against insect predators - for example the seeds of peaches contain amygdalin, which can degrade into hydrogen cyanide in the stomach. The scientists coat seeds in several layers of polylactic acid (PLA), with an...
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Bridging the gap between lab and land - Young Innovators' Forum at Cereals 2016

Could keeping wheat foliage green until the end of harvest boost yields? This is just one of the research projects to be discussed at a special event for young farmers and early career scientists at Cereals 2016. To bridge the gap between lab and land and stimulate mutually beneficial discussions, Agri-Tech East is focusing on ‘Generation Y’ (those born in the 80s and 90s) and has...
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Interested in formulation in animal feedstuffs? Workshop on 8th June in Stirling

The Scottish Formulation Network invites you to its third workshop on “Animal feedstuff formulation” on 8th June in Stirling, bringing businesses from across Scotland together with academic experts who understand structure and interactions in multicomponent mixtures, to focus on challenges and opportunities in animal feedstuffs. Manufacturing animal feed presents a number of different...
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