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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...

New projects funded to improve animal health and welfare

11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the 3rd joint funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme. Of these 11...

Opportunities in Soil-free Growing

2 March 2016, Sheffield Following on from our hugely successful  glasshouse and poly-tunnel innovation workshop  last year, the Knowledge...

Greenhouse gas mitigation from livestock sector revealed

The global livestock sector supports about 1.3 billion producers and retailers around the world, and is a significant global economic contributor. New analysis, published today in Nature...

Job opportunity: Programme Manager for Agri-Tech Newton Network+ In China

Rothamsted Research is seeking a self-motivated and organised programme manager who is up for a challenge.  You will help manage the UK-China Agri-tech Newton Network+ which aims to apply...

Field pathogenomics a defence against rust and other "cereal killers"

With the announcement that ‘Kranich’ yellow rust race has been detected in the UK for the first time, together with an increase in fungal infection among previously resistant varieties, a new...

Advances in undercover growing brings salad to London tunnels

Sitting thirty-three meters underneath the busy streets of Clapham, a disused air raid shelter from the Second World War is currently producing sustainable and fresh produce, thanks to a new...

Three Centres for Agricultural Innovation to launch in 2016

Sam White, from the Agri-Tech strategy Team, gas published a blog  about the new Centres for Agricultural Innovation, which will be launched later in 2016. Read the full to learn more...

Deadline extended: One last chance to present at EAAP 2016

The deadline for submissions to present at the 2016 EAAP Conference in Belfast has been extended to Monday 7 March . Would-be presenters now have one more week to apply to...

Impact of climate change on food production - modelling study predicts over 500,000 extra deaths in 2050

Climate change could kill more than 500000 adults in 2050 worldwide due to changes in diets and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity, according to new estimates published in The Lancet....

It’s not just about light - about LED plant growth lighting at Rothamsted on 16 March

Join  Phytolux Ltd  at Rothamsted Research to hear about LED plant growth lighting: performance, efficiency and achievements, as well as the challenges of changing to / introducing...

CommBeBiz Awards: Excellence in Bioeconomy to Business and Social Innovation

The CommBeBiz Awards aim to showcase the most innovative ideas emerging from  EU funded research projects in the bioeconomy sector . They are looking for ambitious ideas with the...

N8 AgriFood Launch 2016: One Network, Many Solutions, 21-22 June, Manchester

N8 AgriFood Launch 2016: One Network, Many Solutions 21 & 22 June 2016, University Place, Manchester For companies, both currently within the food supply chain and those with an...

Common Agricultural Policy Inspections and Data Innovation, 23 March, London

Defra is holding an event with the aim of working towards reducing the number and burden of physical farm inspections associated with the delivery of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in...

Sustainable Animal Production ERA-NET launches first call for transnational research proposals

The European Research Area NETwork on Sustainable Animal Production ( ERA-NET SusAn ) has launched its first call for transnational research proposals. 37 partners from 23 countries...

Opening the DEFRA treasure trove will create opportunities for new types of applications in agri-tech says expert advisor

3D visualisations of landscapes, real time data on water quality and levels, market data on stocks of cereals held on farms and usage of cereals by maltsters – these are just some...

Funding for projects using or producing open data in agriculture and nutrition

The Open Data institute (ODI) has two projects awards of £7,000 grant funding, to help deliver and tell the stories of innovative uses of data that demonstrate longstanding value to others....

£2 million boost for Scottish farming

The Scottish Government is providing £2 million to fund projects which will promote skills development, knowledge transfer, and deliver on-the-ground improvements to the farming sector in...

Don’t miss your chance to present at Europe’s biggest animal science event

There are just two weeks left to make your submission to present at the 2016 EAAP Conference.   Submit an abstract Would-be presenters have until Tuesday 1...

£7M research awards for control and eradication of bovine TB

Nine projects totalling more than £7M have been awarded by BBSRC, the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), and the Department for...
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