We are an internationally recognised centre for strategic and applied research in sustainable agriculture, horticulture and food security.
The School of Life Sciences was ranked 2nd in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 “Research Excellence”
John Clarkson and Kathryn Hayles gave a joint presentation on cavity spot of carrot at the Bayer Potato and Vegetable Conference on 26th January 2016 in Peterborough. The talk was well received and outlined current research approaches in Kathryn's PhD project.
Today, it is widely acknowledged that agriculture is at a crossroads. The need for greater productivity to cope with a growing population and changing consumer demands - coupled with the necessity that this be done sustainably by reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions - presents a number of challenges.
This paper considers what lessons the agricultural knowledge & innovation system (AKIS) can learn from medical research translation by reviewing recent literature on translational science and implementation. It is hoped that such a synthesis will contribute to agri-innovation policy formation in the UK.
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