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New UK Centre of Excellence to Help Improve Global Food Security Threatened by Climate Change

A new UK centre of excellence is being set up by partners on the Norwich Research Park to improve global food security which is threatened by...

Advances in Modeling and Sensors Can Help Farmers and Insurers Manage Risk

When drought caused devastating crop losses in Malawi in 2015-2016, farmers in the southeastern African nation did not initially fear for the worst: the...

Oilseed Rape Research Challenges Previous Thinking on Flowering Time

Research has shed new light on the molecular mechanisms that allow crops to synchronise flowering with favourable conditions. The research on varieties of oilseed rape...

WUR Monitors Expansion of Digital Tools in Agriculture Worldwide

The uptake of digital agricultural tools and services around the world will be tracked by researchers from Wageningen University & Research. WUR will continue...

How the BSPB is Coping with Extreme Weather, Losing Neonics, COVID-19 and Brexit

Before her appointment as chief executive, Samantha (Sam) Brooke was Vice-Chair of the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), having served on the BSPB...

Assessing the Efficacy of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

European Union politicians call it a “protein transition” strategy—the continent’s sustainable farming blueprint embodied in the Green Deal, the heart of the Farm to...

EU Parliamentarian Norbert Lins Speaks About the Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and has several policy areas such as Clean...

Winter Flooding Can Help Build Resilience of Groundwater Aquifers for Crop Production

A new hydrological study co-authored by James Hutton Institute PhD student Camilla Negri and colleagues based in Italy has shown that winter flooding, the...

Ecologically Friendly Agriculture Doesn’t Compromise Crop Yields

Increasing diversity in crop production benefits biodiversity without compromising crop yields, according to an international study comparing 42,000 examples of diversified and simplified agricultural...

Genome Editing for Crop Improvement | ALLEA Symposium Report

The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) published a report on its latest Symposium titled “Genome Editing for Crop Improvement”, which summarises the...