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The Food and Drink Manufacturing sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. In terms of economic contribution, it accounts for 17% of all UK manufacturing GVA (£28.2 billion).

The Food and Drink Manufacturing sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. In terms of economic contribution, it accounts for 17% of all UK manufacturing GVA (£28.2 billion). It comprises just over 6,800 businesses and employs nearly 400,000 people. Innovation is key to the Food & Drink Manufacturing sector. Key areas are nutrition, shelf life, packaging, healthy eating, minimal processing, food safety and waste minimisation.

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Funding Opportunities

Methods for Detection and Screening of False Codling Moth within produce in Sub Saharan Africa

Flamingo Horticulture International seeks innovative solutions to detect and screen False Codling Moth in the production of chilli plants or in the chillies themselves.

Opens: 08/12/2021 Closes: 28/01/2022

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10x10 Agritech Accelerator 2022

A 10-week accelerator programme is set to advance technological innovation within the UK’s agricultural industry by supporting Agri-Tech start-ups.

Opens: 17/01/2022 Closes: 04/03/2022

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Recorded: 1st December

Biodiversity and Food Production: The Future of the British Landscape

This event is for industry, academia, farmers/growers, government and funders involved in AgriFood. We’d like to gather a wide range of opinions around biodiversity and food production, a critical topic for the sector. Input from speakers and attendees will inform outputs of the event.

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News

08.12.2021

New KTN Global Alliance Innovation Exchange Challenges for Africa - now open!

KTN Global Alliance Africa is supporting companies to find innovative solutions to AgriFood challenges in Kenya and Circular Economy challenges in South Africa. Challenges include agricultural pest control, plastic reuse and refill, and electronic waste recycling. Apply by 28th January 2022.

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06.01.2022

Biodiversity and Food Production: The Future of the British Landscape

Find out why the link between biodiversity and food production is important right now and what challenges are faced by the farming and growing communities; and read about international perspectives, supply chain innovations, related funding opportunities and new innovations.

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