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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 ’...

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...

New research projects announced to support sustainable aquaculture

More than twenty new research projects have been awarded funding to address key challenges to the aquaculture sector. The proposals will focus on farming or cultivation in finfish, molluscs and...

BBSRC-Newton Fund Call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are inviting applications for a Newton Fund to enable bilateral research activities in the form of Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural...

Newton Fund call for collaborative research proposals in rice research

The Newton Fund is an initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. It will deliver £375M of funding over the...

The Good, the Bad and the (B)ugly - Agri-Tech East Pollinator event on fungi and slugs, 7 Jul 2015, Norwich

Agri-Tech East Pollinator: The Good, the Bad and the (B)ugly 7 July 2015,  Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UG In this Agri-Tech East Pollinator event we’ll be...

Find out about opportunities within the agri-tech sector at a UKTI event on 24 June in York

The opportunities for all kinds of business are huge within the agri-tech sector! However, a lot of businesses don’t consider their products and services as part of this sector. For...

A great line-up of speakers announced for GREAT Week Agri-Tech, 6-10 July, Milan

UK Trade & Investment invites you to join GREAT Week Agri-Tech which takes place in Milan on 6-10 July 2015.   New speakers...

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) workshop and funding call launch, 1 July 2015, London

£5m Funding Call Launch Event Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) 1 July 2015, London BBSRC...

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,...

£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...
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