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Free Exhibition Booth in China 5th -9th November at the China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair (CAF)

The British Embassy in China has a few exhibition booths remaining for the CAF which is held annually at the Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Industries Demonstration Zone, located near to the city of Xian. This event normally attracts around 1.5 million visitors and has over 1700 industry exhibitors and is the largest such event in China. This year some booths (3m x 3m) are being offered free...
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£3M awarded to boost sustainable agriculture

Ten new interdisciplinary projects have today received a share of £3M to improve the sustainability of UK farming. The funding was awarded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) alongside 12 industry partners. The grants totalling £3.2M were funded in the second round...
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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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Economist Technology Quarterly highlights role of technology in the future of agriculture

The Economist has recently published a “Technology Quarterly” report on The Future of Agriculture , looking at how technology could be used to make improvements in food production that will not just boost farmer’s profits, but may also help us feed the world without over-reaching our resources. The report pays particular attention to precision/smart farming technologies and...
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Farmround 2016: CambPlants career afternoon for early-career stage researchers, 5 July

The CambPlants HUb (harnessing plant research excellence in Cambridge) is organising an exciting career afternoon for early-career stage researchers, on 5th July 2016. This half day event includes Jane King (CEO of AHDB) and career talks from Agri-Tech professionals to inspire researchers. So far they have confirmed participation of Hutchisons, Dow AgroSciences, NIAB, G’s...
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Would you like to apply for a share of £100K from the 2016 Agri-Innovation Den?

Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £250,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry. Launched by Briefing Media Agriculture, the owners of publications including Farmers Guardian, in conjunction with The Co-operative...
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Keep up to date with the latest agri-food innovations at a KTN workshop

KTN's Agri-Food Team will be hosting a stimulating programme of workshops in early 2016, to ensure that our members are kept up to date with the latest innovations and technologies for sustainable food production. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment! Innovation Opportunities from Waste 14 January 2016, Manchester This scoping workshop will explore...
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Funding for projects using or producing open data in agriculture and nutrition

The Open Data institute (ODI) has two projects awards of £7,000 grant funding, to help deliver and tell the stories of innovative uses of data that demonstrate longstanding value to others. They  are particularly interested in projects using or producing open data within their core  sector themes : finance, agriculture and nutrition , global development and open cities. ...
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£2 million boost for Scottish farming

The Scottish Government is providing £2 million to fund projects which will promote skills development, knowledge transfer, and deliver on-the-ground improvements to the farming sector in Scotland, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced. Five projects have been approved for funding through the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF), including the new Monitor Farm...
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Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change launches updated Strategic Research Agenda

The BBSRC-supported Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) has revised its Strategic Research Agenda, to set out clear research priorities on agriculture, food security and climate change in Europe. Europe has to meet a triple societal challenge of jointly ensuring food security, adaptation to climate change impacts and mitigation of...
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Are you interested in developing innovative sustainable agriculture research projects?

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) sandpit 8-9 March 2016, Park Inn, Nottingham The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC), is a partnership between industry, NERC, BBSRC and ESRC launched in June 2014. The Club will invest £10M over 5 years to support innovative projects that will provide solutions to key challenges affecting...
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Defra seeks your input to help create a regulatory environment where innovation can flourish

Defra, the Department for Enviroment, Food and Rural Affairs, invites your participation in an  online dialogue on Regulation & Innovation .  Defra is seeking input from  businesses and business networks which are regulated by Defra and its agencies*, to find out how Defra could do more to help create the right regulatory environment for innovation to flourish. The...
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Invitation for Early Career Researchers to take part in a Agri-Innovation Workshop in Malaysia, 14-18 March

Agri-Innovation Workshop: Building resilience to climate change in Malaysia through innovative and sustainable agricultural technologies 14 – 18 March 2016, Malaysia This is a unique opportunity for Early Career Researchers, based in the UK or in Malaysia, to build new collaborations, enhance their research skills, profile their research, and add to their CV while developing...
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SciFi solutions to challenges in agriculture

The AHDB Smart Agriculture Conference focused on smart technology encompassing engineering, sensors, decision support systems and robotics. It brought together scientists, researchers and engineers across multiple disciplines to stimulate discussion about technological developments that could help to address the challenges in farming. One of the highlights was the keynote from Prof...
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Producers will be core to agenda at Agri-Tech East Conference "REAP", 11 Nov, Cambridge

Plant-microbe interactions, innovative disease monitoring, data visualisation and the opportunities for farm-based science are among the topicsto be  discussed at Agri-Tech East’s conference REAP on 11 November. Director Dr Belinda Clarke says that one of the wider benefits of the UK Agri-Tech Strategy and its related funding is the way that it has pushed agri-innovation higher up...
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Interested in EU funding for Food security, sustainable agriculture, forestry and bioeconomy? Brokerage event, 26 Nov, Brussels

BioHorizon will host a Brokerage Event in Brussels on 26th November 2015  dedicated to Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 2  ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. Hosted in connection with the European Commission’s Open Info Day, the objective of the BioHorizon Brokerage Event is to assist all...
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Would better data visualisation improve farm profitability?

Farmers need a better way to assess the economic optimum for fertiliser and other inputs argues Simon Ward, founder of Increment Ltd and one of the speakers at the next Agri-Tech East ‘Big Data in Agriculture’ Special Interest Group meeting. “Understanding the cost of production and relating this to the return on increased yield is very complex and the current benchmarking tools are of...
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Find out about funding for use of satellites in agriculture and food industries

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting an  event on 7th October in London to bring together leading Agriculture, Food and Space companies to improve understanding of the challenges in the agriculture and food sector and what satellites can do to help.    Funding for use of satellites in  agriculture and food industries Innovate UK is running a...
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Future of Agriculture & Food: 16 page special report published in The Times

Raconteur' have recently published a 16-page special report entitled Future of Agriculture & Food  in The Times.   Published in association with the SAI Platform (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative),  the report provides analysis of the factors affecting an increasingly complex agricultural landscape.  With articles written by leading...
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Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) launches "Just Growth" funding programme

Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) is a collaboration of funders, social entrepreneurs, social investors, investment and business development advisers, and food and farming experts.  Just Growth is their new funding programme designed to encourage the growth of community based food and farming projects. The aim of the programme is to support social enterprises that are...
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Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise will show that agricultural science is open for innovation

One of the UK’s most renowned research institutions is starting a small revolution in how scientific discovery helps grow the plants that feed the world. Based in Hertfordshire, Rothamsted Research has been at the forefront of crop science for more than 170 years and is the longest running agricultural research station in the world. Whereas previous transformations in agriculture have...
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Invitation to tender: Young Chilean Agricultural Innovators Programme

Innovate UK are looking for a service provider to run a capacity building programme for a group of young Chilean innovators from the agricultural, horticulture and forestry sectors. Innovate UK is launching this in conjunction with FIA – the Chilean Agricultural Innovations Fund, under the Newton-Picarte Fund. The deadline for proposals is Friday 31st July 2015. For further...
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AHDB opens call for agriculture and horticulture PhD studentships

AHDB has announced that it intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. The dealine for applications is  12pm on 14 September 2015. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the agriculture and horticulture sectors it...
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Biosensors in Agriculture Workshop, 17 June 2015, Birmingham

Agricultural science is a fast growing market, but faces a significant global challenges in the form of: A rising population Rapid development of emerging economies Shortages of land, water and energy   Biosensors in Agriculture Workshop, 17 June 2015, Birmingham To address these challenges, there will need to be significant improvements in the...
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BBSRC-Newton Fund Call for Virtual Joint Centres with Brazil, China and India in Agricultural Nitrogen

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable bilateral research activities in the form of Virtual Joint Centres with one of Brazil, China or India for up to three years in duration. Application deadline: 22 July 2015, 4pm GMT   ...
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