Food security news
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.
BBSRC is building capacity in aquaculture research as UK farmed fish and shellfish become a growing component of food supplies. £6M of funding is now available to deliver bioscience and environmental science research projects that address key priorities in aquaculture.