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23rd Nov 2012
University of Exeter scientists have received a £2 million boost to their efforts to tackle crop diseases that affect farmers globally – from Sub Saharan Africa to South West England. ... more »
19th Nov 2012
How was barley, a plant native to the Middle East and South-Western Asia, able to grow all over the UK and become Scotland’s main arable crop? The answer lies in the combined forces of evolution and selection, according to an article published by a scientific team from the James Hutton Institute in the journal Nature Genetics. ... more »
19th Nov 2012
NIAB has been awarded £620,000 to provide a community resource for wheat transformation. The five-year project is funded by the BBSRC's Biological and Bioinformatic Resources fund (BBR) and will give UK plant scientists free access to the most efficient public wheat transformation system currently available anywhere in the world. ... more »
18th Nov 2012
A four-year program jointly launched by the UK and China will start this year to help African countries to improve their agricultural production capacity in a major effort to eliminate hunger. With a UK investment of 10 million ($15.9 million) and the Chinese contribution of expertise, the program will facilitate the transfer of agricultural technology to low-income countries in Africa and Asia. Pilot projects will be first established in Malawi and Uganda. ... more »
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