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Have you registered for our cross-sector workshop on innovation in greenhouses and polytunnels yet? 11 Nov, London

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is holding a free one-day event to bring together different sectors including end users of glasshouses and polytunnels, with innovators from materials, lighting, energy, robotics and ICT. The aim is to identify innovation opportunities, increase efficiency and help to find new solutions for the challenges the industry faces. ...
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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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Early-career researcher competition to produce GFS report on sustainable nutrition

The BBSRC supported Global Food Security (GFS) Programme is inviting expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on sustainable nutrition. If you are interested in taking an interdisciplinary and systems approach to a policy-relevant issue, and would relish the opportunity to produce an evidence-based report that will be widely read by policy, industry...
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New partnerships platform launched for GFS £14M food system resilience funding call

The Global Food Security (GFS) programme  has launched a new partnerships platform to aid match-making between researchers working in different disciplines and end-users where appropriate. This platform will be a useful tool for potential applicants to the  first call of the new GFS  research programme on ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’ ...
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Global Food Security (GFS) programme community building event, 20 July, London

The Global Food Security (GFS) programme is hosting a community building event in light of the call launch for applications to the ‘ Resilience of the UK food system in a Global Context ’ programme. This programme has been co-designed by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra and FSA in partnership with wider stakeholders to address the major food security challenge. Date: 20 July 2015, 10am –...
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Global Food Security (GFS) develops new funding programme

The Global Food Security (GFS) Programme has agreed a new 5-year interdisciplinary programme of research to tackle resilience of the food system. The programme has been co-designed by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra and FSA, in partnership with wider stakeholders, and will address a major food security challenge: ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’. BBSRC, NERC & ESRC are...
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BBSRC and NERC fund initiatives to protect soils and safeguard global food security

BBSRC and NERC are working together, with partners, to fund three new initiatives to improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today's global challenges, including food, water, and energy security, and climate change. Soil science is a key strategic priority for the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, of which BBSRC and NERC are both partners. Soil is...
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Shortage of honeybees threatens European food security

A new study has found that in many parts of Europe there are not enough honeybees to pollinate crops. The problem is particularly evident in the UK and other parts of Europe in which honeybee populations have been in decline in recent years. The reasons behind the decline are not clear with factors such as pesticide use and disease implicated.    In addition the EU...
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Improving 'crop per drop' could boost global food security and water sustainability

Improvements in crop water productivity — the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed — have the potential to improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world, according to a study published online in   Environmental Research Letters   May 29   by scientists with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the...
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