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Creating a step-change in dairy cattle innovation through collaboration

A new KTN success story  highlights one of the many ways that KTN helps to drive innovation for UK businesses - by facilitating new connections and collaborations between different...

£9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have pre-announced a £9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research . ...

£19.5M for quantum technologies - possible applications in agri-tech

Innovate UK and EPSRC will soon launch a £19.5 million competition to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility. Quantum technologies can have...

Register now for 'Agri-Food Innovation in Turkey' competition brokering day 25 July

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  TÜBİTAK ,...

£4M Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 6 now open

UK businesses and universities can apply for a share of £4 million to work with developing country partners on agri-tech innovations, through the latest round of funding from the Agri-Tech...

£16 million for new technologies to improve global food production and security

Twenty-four innovative agri-tech projects have today been awarded a share of £16 million funding through the latest round of the government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst to solve some of the world’s...

Smoking out blackgrass seeds

Blackgrass is a problem weed in UK agriculture, but a new technique may help farmers to combat its resistance to herbicides. Application of a smoke particle solution called 'smokewater' has been...

Global Challenges Research Fund - call for evidence

The £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund has been set up  to ensure UK science takes the lead in addressing the problems faced by developing countries, whilst developing our ability...

Online training from the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production  Advanced Training Partnership (ATP-Pasture) has announced the latest round of modules in its  online training courses, starting...

AHDB Beef & Lamb call for applications for postgraduate studentship projects for 2017

AHDB is seeking applications to its Beef and Lamb PhD studentship programme for projects starting in October 201 7 .   Specific terms relating to the call and all relevant...

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...

New blood test developed for the detection of Bovine TB

A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath Rees, an expert in microbiology in the School of...

Take part in an evaluation of the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP)

Innovate UK is currently evaluating the impact achieved by investing public funds to support innovation within agriculture and food industries, through what are known as Innovation Platforms. ...

Crops for Human and Farmed Animal Nutrition

BBSRC is inviting researchers from a range of backgrounds to apply their expertise across the spectrum of underpinning to applied research in order to advance our understanding of how crops...

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

The Joint Research Centre's European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) has published a  Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, which  provides a detailed analysis of soil organisms and the threats to...

Electronic medicine book for pigs launched to record accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data

An electronic medicine book for pigs (eMB-Pigs) is now available for all UK pig producers, in light of the need to collect accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data.   Increased...

Report on tackling drug-resistent infections globally highlights need to reduce unnecessary use of antimicrobials in agriculture

The UK Government commissioned Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by economist Jim O’Neill, has published its final report and recommendations on Tackling Drug-Resistent...

New funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance: behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the...

Opportunity to learn 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...
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