Navigation Links
Major international push to maximize bioscience research to help world's poorest farmers
Date:11/20/2012

  • Sequencing historical DNA to tackle wheat's worst enemy
  • Unlocking ancient rice secrets to overcome rainfall extremes
  • Leaving a bad taste in aphids' mouths
  • Reducing crop losses with cereals that respond to pest attack
  • Exploiting wild wheat to produce better Indian varieties

Over 40 international research organisations are joining forces in a unique 16M initiative that will harness bioscience to improve food security in developing countries.

Funding has been awarded to 11 new research projects, announced today, which will develop ways to improve the sustainability of vital food crops in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The projects aim to develop staple crops better able to resist pests or thrive in harsh environmental conditions.

Food security is a major issue with over one billion people across the world already undernourished and the global population forecast to reach nine billion by 2050. These new research projects are expected to increase sustainable crop yields for farmers and their local communities within the next 5 to 10 years and the knowledge and skills developed as part of these projects will be beneficial for crop production globally.

The grants have been awarded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) under the Sustainable Crop Production Research for International Development (SCPRID) programme, a joint multi-national initiative of BBSRC and the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID), together with (through a grant awarded to BBSRC) the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of India's Ministry of Science and Technology.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: "One billion people currently go to bed hungry every night. By 2050 there will be another two billion mouths to feed. And experts predict the world will need to be able to grow 70 per cent more food.

"The UK's world class bioscience sector is de
'/>"/>

Contact: Tracey Jewitt
tracey.jewitt@bbsrc.ac.uk
01-793-413-355
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. 17th century Dutch explorers help the Atlas reach a major milestone -- 30 million records
2. Robotic cats, a kitten mummy and a major UK vet gathering
3. Majority-biased learning
4. Major osteoporosis meeting opens in São Paulo
5. Major migration of bird experts flock to Vancouver
6. A new energy source: Major advance made in generating electricity from wastewater
7. Sea life facing major shock
8. Singapore scientists find genes associated with glaucoma, a major cause of eye blindness
9. Major advances in understanding the regulation and organization of the human genome
10. Obesity is major contributor to heart disease, impediment to diagnosis and treatment
11. Physiological Genomics journal announces a major restructuring
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/5/2015)... According to a new market research report, ... (BFSI, Airport, IT & Telecom, Utilities, Education, Defense & ... published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Physical Identity ... global PIAM Market is estimated to grow from $272.2 ... a CAGR of 14.9 % from 2014 to 2019. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015 Synaptics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA ), ... that members of the executive management team will present ... Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at ... at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, CO. ... forward-looking information. An audio webcast of the event will ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julio de 2015 La 10 th ... celebrará por medio de BGI del 22 al 25 de octubre ... Este año, la conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario. ... convertido en una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del ... las reuniones más dinámicas, entusiastas y mejores a nivel científico. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 2Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 3Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 4La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3
... major research findings at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium ... African Dust Poses Threat to Coral Reefs and Human ... Caribbean and the Americas may be a threat to marine ... study by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon State ...
... Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University have ... what types of genes are necessary for brain development. ... are published July 4th in the open-access journal PLoS ... sequencing of entire genomes and the discovery of RNA-interference ...
... the biggest challenges facing humanity is to halt the destruction ... task that must be urgently addressed and in which we ... is our duty to do all we can for the ... researchers Harold Mooney and Peter Raven, regarded as the architects ...
Cached Biology News:The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 2The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 3The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 4The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 5The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 6The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 7The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 8The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium 9Researchers reveal types of genes necessary for brain development 2BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation 2BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation 3BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation 4
(Date:8/28/2015)... IRVINE, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 ... ... leader in Personalized Medicine, presented two studies at the International Spine Intervention ... on July 28th, 2015 through to August 1st, 2015. With a focus on ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Since the initial launch of FireflySci Inc. (FFS) in early 2015, the company ... Images such as the Fonz in a lab coat and Large Marge have been ... spectroscopy field. , FireflySci is proud to be the only cuvette manufacturer is ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTC ... Pharmaceutical Holding Company Limited (Biohaven), announced today that ... of BHV-0223, a glutamate modulating agent. Biohaven filed ... recently obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and ... Portage holds 54% equity interest in Biohaven, a ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA) today announced ... Japan Society of HTLV-1, held this week at the ... of the Society is to promote research on HTLV-1 ... medical technology and research related to these fields to ... "HUYA is proud to support this prestigious conference," said ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 3Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 4Cuvette Manufacturer FireflySci Launches Back to School Deals with Complimentary Shipping On All Orders 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 4HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 3HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 4
... Imaging,Diagnostic Systems, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ... systems, will exhibit CT Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)),technology ... Cancer,Conference, March 1-5, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040412/IMDSLOGO ), "Attending ...
... SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27 NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq:,NUVA), a ... surgical treatments for the spine, announced today,that Kevin O,Boyle, ... present at the Canaccord Adams, Small-Cap Orthopedics,Conference at The ... on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 8:10 a.m. PT., ...
... Ocera Therapeutics, a,biopharmaceutical company focused on the ... a broad range of,gastrointestinal and liver diseases, announced ... company as Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining,Ocera, ... Officer and Vice,President of Clinical Affairs at Napo ...
Cached Biology Technology:CT Laser Mammography Technology to be Featured at Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference 2NuVasive to Present at Canaccord Adams' Small-Cap Orthopedics Conference 2NuVasive to Present at Canaccord Adams' Small-Cap Orthopedics Conference 3M. Scott Harris, M.D., Joins Ocera Therapeutics, Inc., as Chief Medical Officer 2
NATIVE, ENZYME PORCINE TRYPSIN...
G-Protein Coupled Receptor Assay, For 500 assays. SPA. Category: Drug Screening & Cellular Assays, Assays ....
EDTA, disodium salt, 1 kg. Ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid.Dihydrate. Assay: 99.0-101.0%, nuclease-free.Risks: 36, 37, 38 ; Safety Precautions: 22, 36, 37. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemi...
Alkaline Phosphatase Stabilizer Solution, 1 L...
Biology Products: