5 years on… what has CONNECTED achieved?
18th May 2023
A lot has happened since our Uganda launch conference, and we thought we would take a moment to look back on the last five years and what the network has achieved in that time.
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
Translating research projects into real-world applications
15th December 2022
We have now selected the six pump-prime funded research teams who will be receiving new CONNECTED funding to exploit, translate and disseminate their work, building on what was learned to take it further or convert it into practical applications that will have a real impact on agriculture.
Calls coming up – EU/Africa Collaboration
1st December 2022
We recently attended a brokerage event organised by UnILION for sparking new collaborations for upcoming calls under the Horizon Europe programme clusters 5 & 6. These funding calls welcome applications from African collaborators and may be of interest to some CONNECTED members. This…
Leveraging more impact from plant health research
27th October 2022
Following CONNECTED’s recent award of £500K from UKRI International, we have now launched our plan to leverage more impact from the pump-prime funded research projects created by the initial grant. How will this work? We got in touch with all our pump-prime funded…
Plant-based CRISPR/Cas systems – a review
19th October 2022
This new Open Access review ‘CRISPR/Cas-based tools for the targeted control of plant viruses’ by researchers from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain provides an excellent overview of this fast-moving research area.
Joining the dots: plant pathology, human health & climate change
25th August 2022
In July CONNECTED ran a workshop which brought together collaborators from a range of disciplines to consider ideas for research which harnesses knowledge of plant vector-borne diseases, nutrition and climate change.
What should an Early Career Researcher Network look like?
10th June 2022
At the upcoming New CONNECTIONS conference we are holding a Networking Event on peer support networks, exploring the co-creation of a global Early Career Researcher Network for plant health. We want to get your ideas on what this might look like.
Project launches with conference of world-class researchers
8th December 2017
A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year. It is the inaugural…
Research funding calls: timescales & processes
7th December 2017
One of CONNECTED’s key objectives is enabling members to successfully apply for research funding. To achieve this, we are providing pump-prime funding for a wide range of innovative, short-term research projects which can be used as the basis for future funding applications with…