Food security news
Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5M of funding from government and industry. Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5M of funding from government and industry to develop innovations to solve some of the world’s greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and livestock disease…
BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Exeter have provided novel insights into the mechanisms by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack. The research, led by Professor Giro Steinberg, opens up a whole new area of research into plant-host interaction…
BBSRC and NERC are working together, with partners, to fund three new initiatives to improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today’s global challenges, including food, water, and energy security, and climate change. Soil science is a key strategic priority for the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, of which BBSRC and NERC are both partners.