Tag Archives: farming

“Smart” concept for cover planting wins Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with … Read the full press release

BBSRC’s Animal Health Research Club and Scottish Government to invest £6M to improve the health of livestock

LONDON, 1-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — BBSRC’s Animal Health Research Club (ARC) has announced over £6M of funding for research to improve the health of livestock. Eight studies will take place at institutions around England and Scotland in farmed fish, poultry, … Read the full press release

BBSRC and India’s Department of Biotechnology launched seven research projects to help provide new or improved crops for the future

Drought-tolerant tomatoes, improved wheat and grass pea could provide crops for the future LONDON, 2-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Seven new research projects have been launched today to help provide new or improved crops for the future. The projects involve collaborations … Read the full press release

BBSRC, five UK Research Councils to fund research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) partner with four UK Research Councils to fund the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme. 11 projects are funded in 11 developing countries involving 19 … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Professor Guy Poppy: We must make farming more sustainable to get more from the earth to feed the world’s growing population

Southampton, UK, 17-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists are warning we are undertaking “the greatest challenge we have ever faced” in trying to get more from the earth to feed the world’s growing population. Writing in and editing a special edition of Philosophical … Read the full press release