The UK-China Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network (SAIN) is a unique mechanism established by the Chinese and UK Governments in 2008 to provide a coherent framework for carrying out sustainable agriculture cooperation activities. Its objectives are to: (i) stimulate innovative thinking and research on all aspects of sustainable agriculture; (ii) communicate information on sustainable agriculture issues and disseminate best practice to key audiences; and (iii) contribute to global sustainability through wider sharing of expertise between developed and emerging economies. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Learning Platform has been established to: (i) support the implementation of UK China cooperation initiatives in agriculture, food and environment sectors; (ii) promote cross-disciplinary collaborations; (iii) enhance communication and engagement amongst existing initiatives and stakeholders to maximize synergies and support policy development; and (iv) foster new cooperative partnerships.

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March 21, 2017

Welcome to UK China Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Learning Platform

The UK China Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Learning Platform (KSMLP) on agriculture, food and environment launched its dedicated website. 

April 05, 2018

Funding opportunity: China-UK AMR Partnership Hubs 2018

The UK Cross Research Council AMR Initiative and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are pleased to invite proposals to the China-UK AMR Partnership Hubs under the umbrella of the Newton Fund. This initiative will provide funding for high quality collaborative research partnerships focused on addressing the growing global burden of antimicrobial resistance, specifically antibacterial resistance in China. In total, up to £8m will be made available for this initiative on the UK side with up to 10 million RMB per Partnership Hub from NSFC. Key Dates Closing Date for investigators to indicate their intention to submit a proposal 30 April 2018 Deadline for investigators to submit proposal 14 June 2018 External Peer Review 2 July – 14 September 2018 PI response to peer reviews 17 September – 24 September Panel Meeting w/c 15 October 2018

April 03, 2018

UK-China collaboration to tackle antimicrobial resistance

UK researchers can apply for a share of up to £10 million for joint projects with Chinese partners to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Competition opens: Tuesday 3 April 2018 Registration closes: Wednesday 30 May 2018 12:00pm The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is working with Innovate UK to invest up to £10 million of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. This will be in bilateral research and development (R&D) projects between the UK and China. The funding will address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This competition is for innovative projects that support the development and, where appropriate, clinical evaluation of new products or services. These products or services must be of value in addressing the threat from AMR. The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) will invest up to 60 million RMB to fund the Chinese partners. UK applicants must demonstrate that projects are primarily and directly relevant to the needs of people in low and middle income countries (LMICs), including China, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). There must be a clear economic and societal benefit to LMICs from their proposed project.

March 11, 2018

Swine and Poultry Research Initiative to address microbiological diseases

11 projects are to be funded by BBSRC through the Newton Fund’s UK-China-Philippines-Thailand Swine and Poultry Research Initiative to address microbiological diseases. Asia accounts for more than one-third of the world’s chicken meat production and is the leading pork producing region in the world. Diseases of livestock; such as foot and mouth, avian influenza and campylobacter result in huge economic losses.  To reduce the economic and human health impact of these diseases, and to increase food security, research is required to develop rapid diagnostics, novel therapeutics and vaccines. 11 collaborative projects are being funded, involving leading UK bioscience researchers and teams in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Host pathogen interactions, microbiology, epidemiology, and disease management and control, are issues that will be addressed as part of the research. The Swine and Poultry Research Initiative brings together multiple countries to tackle core challenges for food security across regions. A total of £7 million has been awarded by BBSRC to support UK research organisations. (Source: BBSRC)


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