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10 projects are to be funded by BBSRC and FAPESP through the Newton Fund's Joint Pump-Priming Awards for AMR and Insect Pest Resistance in Livestock and Agriculture. The pump-priming awards bring together researchers across the UK and São-Paulo to tackle core challenges for anti-microbial resistance and resistance of insect pests in the Brazilian agriculture and livestock sectors


Six projects have been awarded funding to enhance sustainable agriculture in Colombia. The projects have been awarded funding as part of the Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems programme, which aims to ensure reliable and sustainable food provision for Colombia.


Managing soil by well-designed grazing is key to an animal’s growth and wellbeing shows new research linking soil health, pasture value and sustainable production. Individual pastures on livestock farms yield surprisingly dissimilar benefits to a farm’s overall agricultural income, and those differences are most likely attributable to the varying levels of “soil health” provided by its grazing livestock, reveals a study published today.