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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...

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...
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Report from additive manufacturing in food workshop now available

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food, the Royal Society of Chemistry and...

New £4.5M funding competition: Connected digital additive manufacturing

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Demonstrating the health benefits of food bioactives, 13-15 Sept, Norwich

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RICHFIELDS stakeholder event: Food & Health Consumer Behaviour & Lifestyle

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