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UK-China agritech challenge

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are investing up to £8 million in projects that use cutting-edge technologies to solve agricultural challenges in China.

The aim of the competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and China.

Collaborations

UK-China collaborations are sought in 3 key areas:

-Precision agriculture, agriculture digitisation and decision management tools. This includes use of data and the internet of things, remote sensing and monitoring of crops and animals, digital management and innovative livestock housing

-Improving the efficiency of sustainable agricultural production, such as new approaches to tackling pests and disease, breeding, nutrition and new farming practices

-Agricultural products processing, including improved understanding of protein composition, evaluating nutritional quality of farm products, improved waste reduction and food safety, preventing food fraud and proving authenticity

Find out more about the project and guidance for applications here

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