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Professor Deb Roberts
Friday, February 05, 2021

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary discussion on Scotland’s plans to address climate change

Scotland's Climate Change Plan update was published on 16 December 2020 and is currently undergoing scrutiny from parliamentary committees. The update includes new targets for Scotland’s agriculture and forestry sectors and suggestions on how best Scotland can support a green recovery from COVID-19.

Abundance of vegetables (image: Pixabay)
Thursday, February 04, 2021

‘Perfect storm’ of COVID-19, climate change, biodiversity loss and Brexit affecting UK food security

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting both UK and global food and nutrition security and adding to a ‘perfect storm’ of threats to society from climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation at a time of considerable change further compounded by Brexit, according to a major research effort into the state of UK food security.

Prof Lorna Dawson wins Corporate INTL Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year
Monday, February 01, 2021

Professor Lorna Dawson wins Corporate INTL Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year award

Professor Lorna Dawson, Head of Soil Forensics at the James Hutton Institute, has been recognised as Soil Forensic Expert Witness of the Year in the Corporate INTL 2021 Global Awards.

Teleri Fielden farms livestock in Snowdonia and has been shortlisted
Monday, February 01, 2021

Finalists announced for NEWBIE Award 2020

The wait is over for the NEWBIE Award 2020 shortlist: Aweside Farm (England), Matthew Adams (Northern Ireland), Teleri Fielden (Wales) and Tomnah’a Market Garden (Scotland) have been announced as finalists of the second NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year.

Still image of Growing Beyond Monoculture episode
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Growing Beyond Monoculture: final episode in DIVERSify web series goes live

As part of the DIVERSify research project, scientists of the James Hutton Institute and partners have created a video web series which explores the practical and theoretical considerations of mixed cropping and the ecosystem services that they can provide.

Aerial image of Glensaugh farm
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Video series launched to highlight research and management at Glensaugh

In support of the James Hutton Institute’s Climate-Positive Farming initiative at Glensaugh, four new videos have been produced to introduce the farm and give a taster of research activities and farm operations around the key topic areas of woodlands, pasture and renewable energy.

Photo of Professor John Hillman
Monday, January 25, 2021

Obituary: Professor John Hillman, former Chief Executive of the Scottish Crop Research Institute

The death has been announced of Professor John Hillman, one of the UK's top scientists and former Director and Chief Executive of the Dundee-based Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), a forerunner of the James Hutton Institute.

Bio awards
Friday, January 22, 2021

Online Celebration for North East Biodiversity Champions

Recognition of the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership’s (NESBiP) 2020 Biodiversity Champion Awards has this year gone virtual. The awards acknowledge the efforts of local individuals and projects that have had positive impacts in the community.

L-R: Samantha Barber, Ken Greetham, Aileen McLeod
Thursday, January 21, 2021

New appointments strengthen James Hutton Institute Board of Directors

The James Hutton Institute has announced three non-executive appointments, bringing business leader Samantha Barber, former MEP and MSP Aileen McLeod and agricultural expert Ken Greetham to its Board of Directors.

A selection of berries (Image by Angel Glen/Pixabay)
Thursday, January 21, 2021

BreedingValue: Developing new breeding strategies for resilient and highly nutritious berries

European research partners, including the James Hutton Institute, James Hutton Limited and BioSS, are coming together to jointly focus on a better understanding and adaptation of the genetic resources of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry for a sustainable berry production throughout the European Union.

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