Brazil-UK Collaboration on Technologies for Wheat Improvement

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Lancaster Environment Centre

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Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
BB/J020079/1 20/08/2012 15/09/2015 £50,125
BB/J020079/2 Transfer BB/J020079/1 01/11/2015 30/09/2016 £40,726
 
Description This award has enabled interactions with Colleagues at Embrapa. As a direct result of the networking activities organised at Embrapa Trigo joint BBSRC/Embrapa projects have been funded to study abiotic stresses.

A workshop on 'Crop Improvement' was held in Uberlândia/MG - Brazil in June 2016. This enabled 13 UK researchers most of whom were early career to network with researchers from several Embrapa units and interact with local farmers; these interactions have directly led to new joint research grant applications.
Exploitation Route The networking activities can be broadened to encompass other academic and industrial partners in the UK and Brazil
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description The field visit during the workshop on 'Crop Improvement' was held in Uberlândia/MG - Brazil in June 2016 enabled local farmers to gain an understanding from the assembled UK and Brazilian researchers of genetic and agronomic approaches that could be used to diversify crop rotations and increase profitability.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Embrapa 
Organisation Embrapa Trigo
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Led development of grant applications, research plans.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed in development of grant applications, designed experiments.
Impact funded grant application
Start Year 2014
 
Description Embrapa Cerrados 
Organisation Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Department Embrapa Cerrados
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led development of grant proposals, research discussions, research management, networking events
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated in thedevelopment of grant proposals, research discussions, networking and dissemination events
Impact Funded grant applications, networking activities in the UK and Brazil.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Food, Health and Environmental Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact New breeding approaches to increase the yield & quality of crops. Palma de Mallorca, February 20 - 22nd, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Waitrose Agronomy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Plant breeding and genetics for enhanced yield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description World Grain Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote lecture and breakfast discussion with minister of agriculture at the World Grain forum in Sochi, Russia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description • 'Capturing more carbon while using water and nutrients more effectively' Global Plant Council Stress Resilience Symposium Stress Resilience Symposium, Foz do Iguaçu Brazil. October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk 'Capturing more carbon while using water and nutrients more effectively' at the Global Plant Council Stress Resilience Symposium at , Foz do Iguaçu Brazil. October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description • 'Discovery and creation of genetic variation to enhance the yield potential of wheat' Keynote lecture at 9th International Wheat Conference IWC Sydney, Australia September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk 'Discovery and creation of genetic variation to enhance the yield potential of wheat' Keynote lecture at 9th International Wheat Conference IWC Sydney, Australia September 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description • 'Plenary Lecture at the 1st International Workshop on Food and Health Security, Lima Peru October 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary talk on 'Discovery and creation of genetic variation to increase crop performance for current and future environments' at the 1st International Workshop on Food and Health Security, Lima Peru October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016