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Natural capital is our ‘stock’ of geology, soil, air, water and living organisms
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit: registrations open

Registrations are open for the Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit, a platform for science, policy and business communities to discuss innovative natural capital solutions, which will be held on 21-22 May 2019 in London. The event is organised by the Natural Capital Initiative, a James Hutton Institute-supported partnership.

Dr Mike Rivington speaks at Farming Scotland conference (photo Farming Scotland)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Scotland’s agriculture needs to improve its resilience, Hutton climate change researcher says

Scotland’s agricultural landscape will need to adapt to new levels of variation in climate, policy and local and global markets if it is to successfully tackle the growing trend of climate change; that was one of the key messages of Hutton researcher Dr Mike Rivington at this year’s Farming Scotland conference.

Jonnie Hall (NFUS) speaks at SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Soft fruit growers told about Brexit impact and opportunities

While Brexit can be viewed as a very real threat to the future of Scottish agriculture, it must also now be viewed as an opportunity, albeit not an easy one to grasp; that was one of the main messages of the Soft Fruit Winter Meeting of the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR), held at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Three innovative farms have been shortlisted for the NEWBIE award
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Three path-breaking farms shortlisted for NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

The Horned Beef Company, Lynbreck Croft and the Scottish Goat Meat Company have been selected as finalists of NEWBIE's award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year.

Blackcurrants (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New plant breeder rights partnership between James Hutton Limited and IPRIS

The James Hutton Institute's commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, has announced a partnership with IPRIS, a global organisation focused on helping companies, universities and government labs manage their intellectual property portfolios.

Hutton Women in Science booklet (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, February 11, 2019

Celebrating Hutton Women in Science

To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the James Hutton Institute is highlighting its recently published ‘Women in Science’ booklet, which spotlights the roles of 21 of its 204 female scientists.

Professor Alison Hester (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, February 11, 2019

Hutton expert contributes to new guidance for assessment of natural capital risk

Professor Alison Hester, a senior research scientist within our Ecological Sciences group, has contributed to the development of new guidance by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, aimed at helping financial institutions conduct rapid assessments of natural capital risk.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, February 2019 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, February 08, 2019

Now available: February 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The February 2018 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Profs Sayed Azam-Ali (l) and Colin Campbell (r) signed the document
Friday, February 08, 2019

Crop science at heart of new Scotland-Malaysia research collaboration

The James Hutton Institute and the Malaysia-based Crops for the Future Research Centre have agreed to cooperate on aspects of global agricultural sustainability, food security and nutrition, with emphasis on underutilised and novel crops as well as the diversification of land use.

The new batch of faba bean ale was brewed by Barney's Beer in Edinburgh
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Feed the world, help the environment and make great beer: Cool Beans can do it all

As part of ongoing research on the multiple possibilities offered by pulses, the James Hutton Institute has joined forces with Barney's Beer and Abertay University to brew a new batch of faba bean ale: Cool Beans Faba IPA.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.