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Join BSc Agriculture student, Luke Cox in his bid to Back British Farming - 28 November 2017

BSc Agriculture student, Luke Cox, from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, is staging a one-day event, Thursday 30th November 2017, to highlight the importance of the farming industry and British Food....


Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture 2017 - 01 November 2017

It was announced today, that Dr Margaret Mangheni, Agricultural Extension Education, Makerere University, Uganda, will feature as guest speaker at the 12th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture....


University of Reading stages Land Symposium to discuss key issues of 21st century - 23 October 2017

The University of Reading is set to stage its first Land Symposium on Friday 1st December 2017, to discuss issues relating to the land struggles of the 21st century....


School celebrates as two Professors complete 40 years of service - 04 October 2017

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is celebrating 40 years of continuous service of two of its Professors, Richard Ellis and Paul Hadley....


IMAGINE week: Helping small farmers through relevant weather data - 08 June 2017

Smallholder farmers are key to food security in sub-Saharan Africa where two thirds of the population depend on small-scale, rain-fed farming as their main source of food and income....


Crop professor joins board of directors for global food security organisation - 15 May 2017

A professor from the University of Reading has joined the board of a global food research and development charity, whose aim is to provide food security for billions of people around the globe....


Join us for our Facebook Live event on 5 June 2017 - 15 May 2017

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) is set to hold a live chat session for applicants on Friday 5 June from 16:00 to 16:30 (GMT+1)....


Agroforestry could help UK hit carbon emission reduction targets - 20 April 2017

Researchers exploring how planting trees alongside crops could help put Britain on track to reduce its climate change impact have been awarded a share of £8.6m funding....


Agriculture at University of Reading now in the top ten worldwide, according to latest league table - 08 March 2017

Agriculture at the University of Reading once again tops the UK tables, and for the first time is ranked in the top 10 worldwide....


£52,900 in scholarship funding now available - 09 February 2017

The Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) announced today that it has £52,900 worth of Scholarship funding available for 2017-18 academic year....


Brexit farming inquiry - 23 January 2017

Global Miller reports on a House of Lords inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture. Professor Alan Swinbank (Agriculture) will speak in first committee session.


Innovation in the food industry - 20 January 2017

Food Manufacturer cover news that the University of Reading will play a leading role in a major food innovation project. Read our release here.


The RECAP H2020 project website has been launched - 20 January 2017

The RECAP project (Personalised public services in support of the implementation of the CAP) is supported by the EU programme on "ICT- enabled open government" until October 2018....


The UK’s post-Brexit farm policy - 11 January 2017

Agra Europe have reported on a new briefing paper authored by Professor Alan Swinbank, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, which looks at the influence the EU has had on the agriculture sector in the UK and how policy could change after Brexit....


Experts in their field - 19 December 2016

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development has had a lot to celebrate this year, but it is particularly enjoying the success of three colleagues....


Reading wins lead role in £340m EU food innovation project - 06 December 2016

The University of Reading, UK, will play a lead role in the programme, funded with 400 million euros (£340m) of EU research cash, matched by 1.2 billion euros (£1 billion) of funding from industry and other sources over seven years....


The future of targeted weed control - 30 November 2016

'eyeSpot', a research project part-funded by AHDB Horticulture, is driving innovation in weed control and aims to reduce herbicide inputs by up to 95%....


Professor awarded honorary doctorate for contributions to Behavioural Economics - 23 November 2016

Nikos Georgantzis, Professor of Behavioural Economics in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, has been recognised as an Honorary Doctor by the Universidad Privada de Ica in Peru for his extensive contributions to Behavioural Economics....


Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture 2016 - 26 September 2016

Professor Tim Wheeler, Director of Science and Innovation at the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is guest speaker at the 11th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture, Wednesday 9 November 2016....


RESET event attracts delegates from across Europe - 13 September 2016

Ian Givens, Professor of Food Chain Nutrition and Julie Lovegrove, Professor of Human Nutrition welcomed 150 delegates from countries across Europe at a one day event focusing on dairy products and health, at the University of Reading, earlier this month....


GIIDAE International Bursary - 20 July 2016

The Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics (GIIDAE), based within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development announced today that it has launched a new bursary offering a total of £35,000 in support to incoming international students....


The RESET study: Leading new directions in dairy foods and health RESET conference - 07 June 2016

Featuring world leading experts in the field of Dairy Food and Health, the day will give you a new perspective on the effects of different dairy foods on cardiometabolic risk....


RECAP project - 06 June 2016

Staff from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, participate in a consortium of 12 partners in 6 European countries to develop a platform for improving the efficiency and transparency of the compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) monitoring procedure....


£32,000 in scholarships and bursary now available - 01 June 2016

The Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics (GIIDAE), based within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development announced today that it is offering a further £32,000 in scholarship and bursaries.....


UoR forge closer links with China’s Shandong Agricultural University - 31 May 2016

The University of Reading (UoR) and Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU) in China are delighted to announce an agreement that will enable students from SDAU to study at UoR.....


Communication for Development: Building knowledge, enhancing skills, engendering critical dialogue - 16 May 2016

On July 25, 2016, the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development of the University of Reading will host a one-day event about communication for development.....


Climate, Culture and Society: staff and research students invited to two exciting events in June - 11 May 2016

Staff and research students are invited to attend Reading's new interdisciplinary research cluster's June events....


Reading bolsters academic reputation in latest league table - 23 March 2016

The University of Reading is the best university in the UK for agriculture....


Reading professor appointed to research council position - 29 January 2016

Professor Tim Wheeler, from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, has been appointed to high-profile position at the Natural Environment Research Council....


Heat waves and insect pollination - 29 January 2016

Dr Jacob Bishop's, Researcher in the Centre for Food Security, recent paper on how insect pollination reduces yield loss following heat stress....


University of Reading 50th Student Agricultural Conference - 26 January 2016

What British Agriculture has learnt in the last 50 years and how will it change the future of the industry....


First study showing pesticide exposure can affect crop pollination by bees - 18 November 2015

Neonicotinoid pesticide exposure impairs crop pollination services provided by bumblebees....


Use your loaf to save British wildlife - 18 November 2015

Farmers can maintain high yields and boost nature by signing up to a wildlife-friendly scheme, new research has found....


Agrimetrics: how Big Data will help solve global food problems - 26 October 2015

Farmers' profits, rural biodiversity, and consumer choice could all improve significantly by sharing data about the food system....


Food matters live 2015 - 26 October 2015

Come and see our stand! Reading University is gearing up to participate in the UK's first cross-sector event: "Food Matter Live" (17 - 19 November 2015), at ExCeL in London....


15th International Student Summit - 21 October 2015

Agricultural students from across the globe gathered at the 15th International Student Summit held at Tokyo University of Agriculture (NODAI) at the beginning of October....


Scents and sense ability: Diesels fumes alter half the flower smells bees need - 19 October 2015

In polluted environments, diesel fumes may be reducing the availability of almost half the most common flower odours that bees use to find their food, research has found....


Royal Mail’s stamp of approval from Reading bee experts - 2 September 2015

University of Reading scientists have helped Royal Mail to create a new set of special stamps celebrating British bees....


Reading researcher’s £1m grant to benefit British farming - 29 July 2015

University of Reading scientists have been awarded almost £1million to research how the diet of cattle could be altered to benefit farmers, consumers and the environment....


Farming Minister discovers how Reading is securing the future of fruit - 23 July 2015

Farming Minister George Eustice MP visited the National Fruit Collection in Kent this week to see the vital University of Reading work which is helping to secure the nation's fruit industry....


Agriculture student wins memorial award for dairy study - 22 July 2015

Kate Williams is the inaugural recipient of the David Beever Memorial Award for the best academic performance of a Part 3 student with a focus on Dairy....


Innovative food systems teaching and learning (IFSTAL) - 15 July 2015

Cross-university, interdisciplinary food systems training to improve food security and environmental outcomes....


Climate change ‘main cause’ of bumblebee decline - 10 July 2015

Researchers have found that rapid declines in bumblebee species across North America and Europe are strongly linked to climate change....


New home for Cocoa Quarantine Centre sweet news for chocolate lovers - 25 June 2015

The University of Reading has officially opened the new £1m home for its International Cocoa Quarantine Centre (ICQC), which has been safeguarding the future of chocolate for 30 years....


Britain needs ‘super-sub bees’ to maintain food supply - 16 June 2015

Rare bees and insects must be protected to give British farmers a strong 'reserve squad' of pollinating species and prevent potential food shortages in the future, scientists say....


Rui wins Researcher of the Year 2015 - 29 April 2015

Rui Catarino, one of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development's PhD students, has won the Graduate School's prestigious title of: Research Student of the Year for the Faculty of Life Science....


Organic and long-life milk ‘risk to children’s IQ’ – new study - 28 April 2015

Organic and UHT milk lower in iodine than conventional milk, study finds....


Student awarded Sue Morgan Scholarship 2015 - 21 April 2015

Mesfin Abebe, a MSc Communication for Innovation and Development student, and a Marshal Papworth Scholar, studying at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development has been awarded....


Countryside changes ‘more damaging’ to bees than urban sprawl - 1 April 2015

Under-threat bees have suffered more from changes to rural landscapes over the past century than from expanding towns and cities, a new report has found....


Professor Ian Givens wins BBSRC 'Innovator of the Year' award - 31 March 2015

Professor Ian Givens, from the University of Reading's School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, has been named as the BBSRC Innovator of the Year....


GM cereals and oilseeds have potential - 23rd March 2015

An inter-disciplinary team of seven from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development has recently published an horizon-scanning report for the HGCA....


Rod Vaughan retires - 25th February 2015

Rod Vaughan from the Agriculture and Food Investigation Team (AFIT) in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development retired recently after over 40 years' service at the University....


Securing the future of chocolate – new home for Reading’s Cocoa Quarantine Centre - 19 January 2015

A University of Reading facility which is helping to safeguard the future of chocolate has a new home after moving to a state-of-the-art greenhouse....


University of Reading strengthens research reputation - 18 December 2014

The University of Reading has strengthened its standing as a leading research institution in the biggest national assessment of UK university research....


REF Results 2014 - 18th December 2014

Find out how Reading has performed in the Research Excellence Framework 2014....


Reading agriculture student wins 'Farmers Apprentice' - 25 November 2014

A Reading agriculture student, William Hinton, 20, has won a competition to find Britain's top farming talent....


Reading academic awarded prestigious Rockefeller Writing Residency - 31 October 2014

Dr Claire Heffernan has recently returned from the renowned Bellagio Center in Northern Italy after being awarded with a Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Residency....


Chocolate unwrapped at the Berkshire Show - 16 September 2014

It will be co!..coa!..co! at this year's Royal County of Berkshire Show as the University of Reading prepares to unwrap some chocolate secrets....


More UK-grown protein for animal feed would push up meat prices - 02 September 2014

Meat and milk produced in Britain would cost more, and reliance on cereal imports would increase if the UK grew more of its own crop protein for animal feeds, University of Reading research has found....


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