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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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£4M to fund important food crops from BBSRC and NERC

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, collaborating with the Natural Environment Research Council, have awarded over £4M in research funding to six projects to help improve the sustainability of commercially valuable crops. The funding is the second round of awards from the Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI) , which was developed by BBSRC together with...
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New paper-based biodegradable cover offers the real alternative to use of plastic covers in horticulture

Global vegetable production currently depends on plastics: approximately 15 million hectares of agricultural land are covered under black horticultural plastics. While alternatives to the plastic cover have been under development for several years, it is only now that a new biodegradable cover, suitable for both professional and subsistence farms, is entering the market. The use of...
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New Opportunities for Agritechnology: Developing Engineering Solutions for the Horticulture and Potato Food Chain – 19th July 2013

This one day event, held at Begbroke Science Park in Oxford, was jointly organised by the Horticulture Innovation Platform and Environmental Sustainability KTN, and was partly held to coincide with the launch of the TSB SAF-IP call for ‘Engineering solutions to enhance Agri-food production’. Over 85 delegates attended with a good mix of representatives from research groups and industry....
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