Three bloodsucking hard tick species, commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa, are involved in the transmission of a debilitating livestock disease called lumpy skin disease to cattle herds across Africa. The three tick species identified as vectors for the disease are the Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (blue tick), R. appendiculatus (brown ear tick) and Amblyomma hebraeum (bont tick).
Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative business ideas. The government funding comes from the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst announced as part of…
A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world’s most important crops – that is growing much faster than production.