The Field Scanalyzer’s digital array of cameras, laser scanners and sensors provide continuous data on performances of experimental crops
Agricultural research and development features prominently under “Clean Growth”, one of the four Grand Challenges of the government’s new “
Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future”, announced today.
“We will put the UK at the forefront of the global move to high-efficiency agriculture,” says the 255-page white paper. “Over the coming years, we will increase the incentives for investment in sustainable agriculture, helping to grow the markets for innovative technologies and techniques.”
An academic from the
University of East Anglia (UEA) is part of a consortium that has won a £6.5m grant to look at food security in India.
The funding, announced today by
Minister of State for Universities and Science Jo Johnson, has been awarded by Research Councils UK as part of its Global Challenges Research Fund. The £225 million initiative aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges, informed by expressed need in the developing countries. Read more…
Professor Sir David Baulcombe
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced funding for the creation of a new Cambridge Centre for Crop Science (3CS), developed by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with NIAB.
The new centre will provide a major boost to the University and NIAB’s existing research initiatives around global food security. Read more…