BCRS Symposium

Food security, climate change… & potatoes

31st March 2023

The CONNECTED team joined the Bristol Collegiate Research Society (BCRS) Symposium last week to discuss ‘Sustainable Food Systems in the Face of Global Human-Made Catastrophes’, the catastrophes ranging from climate change to pandemics.

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diseased cassava

‘Colouration, distortion, death’ – we must be talking plant virus symptoms!

30th March 2023

We were delighted to welcome around 50 attendees from at least seven countries to our 10th CONNECTED webinar, with two great talks from Dr Adrian Fox and Dr Ian Adams of Fera Science Ltd.

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Plant virus impacts in a changing climate

22nd March 2023

Last month we ran a stakeholder consultation workshop for mapping weather and climate services and digital information and tools for crop pest and disease management in Kenya

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Examining virus symptoms

Ask your network

22nd March 2023

We are launching a new online feature via our website and enewsletter to make it easier for members to ask questions of the wider CONNECTED Network.

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Training Trainers: Building confidence

22nd March 2023

In March we ran the second half of our training programme in Kenya, bringing together expertise from Biosciences for Africa (B4A) Hub and UK experts to equip participants to pass on Vector and Virus Diagnostics skills within their own institutions.

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Participants at B4A-ILRI, holding certificates

Training representatives of agricultural institutes in 11 African countries

10th March 2023

Press Release: As part of a joint programme co-delivered by Biosciences for Africa at the B4A-ILRI Hub, the University of Bristol’s CONNECTED Network has trained 21 plant scientists from 11 countries in ‘Vector and Virus Diagnostics’

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