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Major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

The world’s increasing population, the corresponding growing demand for food, and climate variability will have profound impacts on the productive capacity of both oceans and agricultural lands....

Funding for Agri-Tech in the Eastern region

The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative , f unded by the Regional Growth Fund, supports the development of  the Agri-Tech industry located within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough,...

Workshop on insects as an alternative animal feed, 4th August, London

The Global Food Security Programme (GFS) is a multi-agency programme bringing together the main UK funders of research and training related to food. GFS invites you to a workshop bringing...

Field Scanalyzer installed at Rothamsted Research to revolutionise monitoring of crop growth and health

A world first for automated measuring of crop growth and health in the field was installed for Rothamsted Research in 2015 by LemnaTec GmbH. This is the world’s largest and most sophisticated...

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...

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre offering conference bursaries for postgraduate students at Scottish Universities

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has a number of conference grants available to postgraduate students at Scottish universities, whose study is supported by an aquaculture...

Find out about funding for Agri-Tech research projects with Malaysia - Newton Fund webinar, 27 July

Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development...

Seawater greenhouses to bring life to African deserts

Greenhouses that will use seawater to grow crops in one of the hottest and driest places on earth will be designed by researchers at Aston University working with industry partners as part of an...

What are the next steps for UK Agricultural Technologies? Keynote seminar, 22 Oct, London

The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum are hosting a keynote seminar " Next steps for UK Agricultural Technologies - investment, research and progress from the catalyst projects ...

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 ’...

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...

Invitation for Businesses: Mexico - UK Newton Fund Partnering Event , 10 July, London

As part of the Newton Fund, Innovate UK and CONACYT (Mexico) are pleased to invite you to a B2B event to meet potential consortium partners for a joint application for funding. A delegation...

BBSRC publishes veterinary vaccinology vision to improve animal health and welfare

BBSRC has published its vision for veterinary vaccinology.  The report details BBSRC’s future investment priorities for veterinary vaccinology research in the UK. Vaccines represent a...

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 ...

Scientists reveal underpinnings of drought tolerance in plants

Regions all over the globe are suffering from severe drought, which threatens crop production worldwide. This is especially worrisome given the need to increase, not just maintain, crop yields...

Forthcoming UKTI Agri-tech Trade Organisation Missions to Indonesia, South Africa and Colombia

Specialists from the UKTI Agri-tech Trade Organisation will be attending a number of international conferences and leading trade missions. Find out more below. 29th Jul 2015 - 31st...

Environment Secretary unveils vision for open data to transform food and farming

Vast data reserves from Defra are set to transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has...

£1.3 million in new research could mean a sweeter deal for Scottish berry producers

British berry lovers could get their favourite fruits all year round thanks to three new pioneering UK government funded research projects set to revolutionise Scottish berry production,...

Britain needs 'super-sub bees' to maintain food supply

Rare bees and insects must be protected to give British farmers a strong ‘reserve squad’ of pollinating species and prevent potential food shortages in the future, scientists say. ...

Global alliance to bring together research on avian diseases

The Global Alliance for Research on Avian Disease (GARAD) conference will be held between 29 June – 1 July, creating global partnerships to bring together the academic community and poultry...
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New Designers 2015 reveals how new material thinking can help prevent food waste

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Welsh Government announces Food Business Investment Scheme

The Welsh Government has announced that as a big part of their Action Plan for the food...

Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) funds six studies to improve our diets and health

£3.7M of research to investigate diet and health has been funded by the Biotechnology and...

Grants for Scottish businesses involved in the processing and marketing of agricultural produce into food products

The Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation scheme supports suppliers and producers...

The science of food: Scientific American publishes Special Issue on Food

Scientific American has recently published a Special Issue on " The Science of Food " - a...

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What are the most important questions around business practice that, if answered, could help...

High containment: inside the world of virus research

There is are a couple of interesting videos on the BBSRC website, highlighting The Pirbright...