25th Anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Conference

The MSCA Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary on the 23rd and 24th of May, 2022. The conference draws attention to the program through presentations and debates on issues such as doctoral education, the international movement of researchers, their career development, etc. The conference is an opportunity to discuss the MSCA program’s future, and how […]

Company Self-Help is Promoting Biofortified Rice in Nicaragua

Self-Help is improving the nutritive content of rice in rural areas of Nicaragua by fortifying rice with added iron and zinc. Zinc boosts immunity, brain function, and energy. Iron is an essential mineral that gives the human body the material it needs to form new blood cells, one of the body’s most important processes in […]

Citizen Participation in Climate Transition

On the 29th of April 2022, European citizens will present their recommendations for the Climate Transition. This represents an exciting opportunity for citizens to share their thoughts about the European Green Deal and the transition to a more efficient, circular economy. Frans Timmermans, the Executive Vice President overseeing the EGD, will engage with citizens to […]

Trial Shows Benefits of Enriched Fertilizers

Applying fertilizers enhanced with selenium and sulphur has been shown to boost levels of selenium in grassland by up to five times, and to increase grass yield by up to 11 %. These are the results of a trial conducted in three Farming Connect demonstration sites during the 2021 growing season in Wales. In this […]

How Micronutrients Like Selenium Can Help Dry Cow Transition Periods

In a recent article by “The Scottish Farmer” a technical director at B2B Nutrition named James Brinicombe sheds light on the immense stress dairy cows endure during the calving period, and outlines the importance of “good micronutrition” to reduce the risk of illness, which in turn could save cows a great deal of pain and […]