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Opportunity to learn out 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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Would you like to exhibit for free at the China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair?

The organisers of the China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair have offered  the UK 20 exhibition booths free of charge (3x3 m) for industrial and academic organisations. The...

Opportunity to join BBSRC's Pool of Experts

BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. The pool of expert members play a key role in delivering BBSRC's mission through participation in...

£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...

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...

Farming industry working together to tackle BVD

More than 50 organisations and companies from across the agricultural industry are backing a campaign which aims to eliminate a highly contagious disease of cattle from England. Bovine Viral...

Reducing methane production in ruminants

Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have taken part in a study of the effect of one molecule, 3-nitrooxypropanol, in inhibiting methane production in ruminants. The work...

New study finds chemical signature for ripening of mangoes

Scientists from the University of Leicester have, for the first time, identified a way to ‘sniff’ the ripeness of mangoes. They have identified the unique chemical signature of ripening for...

Kew's State of the World’s Plants report urges global scientific community to secure health of the planet

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today released the first annual report on the State of the World’s Plants , ahead of the international science and policy symposium on the topic. The first...

£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  ...

Bees research shows not all neonicotinoids are the same

The group of chemical insecticides known as neonicotinoids have been identified as presenting a serious risk to bee populations, leading to bans on their use. But at least one may be unfairly...

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...
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