4 Dec 2020

World Soil Day: heads up - the answer lies under our feet

The James Hutton Institute

"Ensuring that food is produced in a way that is good for the environment requires healthy soils, innovation, and a redesign of our food systems from farm to fork" By Pete Iannetta, Alison Karley, Cathy Hawes and David Michie More information from: 

2 Dec 2020

Serbian researchers learn communication and knowledge exchange best practices

In conjunction with Agri-EPI, SEFARI Gateway recently held a virtual communication workshop aimed at enhancing the communication and knowledge exchange skills of researchers working at the

1 Dec 2020

Nature of Scotland Award for innovative work to protect biodiversity

The James Hutton Institute

"We’re very pleased as an Institute to contribute to the development of methods to assess species genetic diversity and contribute to the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity"

26 Nov 2020

SEFARI Scientists Receive Innovation Award

SEFARI scientists have been recognised for their innovative work on conserving genetic diversity by the Nature of Scotland Award 2020.

26 Nov 2020

A journey from source to sea: travelling along the River Dee

The James Hutton Institute

"We were keen to show the connections between the top and bottom of the river – and that issues at the bottom of the catchment depend very much on what happens at the top"

25 Nov 2020

Barley pan-genome: scientists unravel diversity of domesticated barley

The James Hutton Institute

“We now know for sure that in the future, structural variation will need to be accounted for in barley research and breeding”

24 Nov 2020

Professor Ian Toth recognised with British Potato Industry Award 2020

The James Hutton Institute

"It is a big honour for me to receive this award and I am humbled by the recognition by an industry where everyone works extremely hard and all deserve an award. So too to the other scientists that strive to make a difference to the industry"

23 Nov 2020

Breathing new life into the Beltie burn

The James Hutton Institute

"A small step for mankind, a giant one for the Dee catchment"

16 Nov 2020

Spotlight on natural capital approaches to support sustainable land management in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

“Participants will be able to benefit by learning from the suite of existing pilots, making further adoption of natural capital approaches in our land-based sector more effective.

16 Nov 2020

Consultation - Draft Strategy for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Research 2022-2027

The Scottish Government are looking for your views on and priorities for future mid to long term research across plant and animal health, sustainable food system and supply, human impacts on the environment, natural resources, rural futures

13 Nov 2020

New Hutton PhD studentship opportunities for 2021

The James Hutton Institute

Winners of our 2020 postgraduate event (c) James Hutton Institute Throughout their studies PhD students receive support and mentoring from their Institute supervisors and our Postgraduate Student Liaison Team.

10 Nov 2020

Winter flooding can help build resilience of groundwater aquifers for crop production

The James Hutton Institute

"The findings could have major implications for the resilience of groundwater aquifers in crop production areas, especially considering the large amounts of water used in rice production"

10 Nov 2020

Environmentally friendly PPE in Scots researchers’ sights

The James Hutton Institute

“It is crucial that new PPE is made from existing waste streams, be multiuse, re-washable, compostable, recyclable and cheap, thereby reducing their environmental burden and supporting the emergent bioeconomy for new products”

4 Nov 2020

Grouse moors and gamekeepers

SRUC

Moorland management in Scotland has come under the spotlight in a series of reports assessing socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers.

4 Nov 2020

Grouse moors and gamekeepers

New research looks at the impacts of driven grouse moors

3 Nov 2020

UK Expert Committee on Forest Science appointment for Prof Maria Nijnik

The James Hutton Institute

"I’m happy to represent a link among forest and land use research institutes in the UK and beyond, notably the James Hutton Institute, and promote the complementarity of activities for multiplying the scientific results and their impacts"

3 Nov 2020

One Health – World One Health Congress

SEFARI delivers the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 on agriculture, environment, food and land, providing direct and tangible benefits across diverse issues.

29 Oct 2020

Views wanted on economic development and quality of life in Scotland’s islands

The James Hutton Institute

"Survey questions address issues that we know are key to enabling people to live and work in the islands, such as housing, jobs and digital connectivity, as well as access to health care and quality of the environment"

28 Oct 2020

The search is on for the UK's best NEWBIE entrant farmers

The James Hutton Institute

“What made you start a farming business, what it covers and what you have achieved? We want to hear from you”

27 Oct 2020

Is the grass always greener? New entrant farmers from across Europe to exchange experiences

The James Hutton Institute

“This is a great opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of lived experience between young and new entrant farmers in different country contexts, in order to contribute to innovation uptake and agricultural sustainability across Europe”

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