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Sustainable intensification of agriculture - working group report by BBSRC

BBSRC - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has released a report on sustainable intensification (SI) together with an invitation for interested parties to comment. Responses received will be taken into account in addressing the group’s recommendations.

The report is based on the advice given by an independent working group, on the role of the BBSRC funding in relation to the sustainable intensification of agriculture. The advice focuses on how the council can best contribute to supporting research or related activities (infrastructure, training and skills, translation of research into practice etc.) relevant to SI.

Read the full report with recommendations here and contribute with your comments.

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