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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has awarded £14M to researchers in the UK to work on four new large-scale projects. This leading edge discovery research, funded through the strategic Longer Larger (sLoLa) grants call, aims to make major advances in our understanding of the fundamental biology of living systems.
Research funds of £250,000 are now available for five projects to tackle high priority pests and diseases threats for horticulture crops.This is the result of a new initiative from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) working together to invest in research for horticultural production.
BBSRC, in collaboration with the ESRC and the NERC, recently invested in seven projects awarded through the Newton Fund to provide solutions for long term, sustainable production of food in Colombia and Mexico. Projects include those to help boost the Mexican avocado crop and supporting Colombian cattle.