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Agricultural Sciences (food sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 3 Agricultural Sciences (food sustainability) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Urban horticulture: assessing the ecosystem service costs and benefits of expansion into UK cities
  Dr J Edmondson, Dr H Croft, Dr S Campbell, Prof V Stovin
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Over half the global population live in urban areas, and in the UK that figure exceeds 80%. Ecosystem service provision (e.g., food production) by urban green infrastructure and biodiversity is therefore increasingly important for quality of life and environmental sustainability.
  Roots to resilience: climate-proofing crop yields within future salad production
  Prof I Dodd
Application Deadline: 7 May 2020

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Climate change threatens UK lettuce production by decreasing rainfall and increasing plant water loss. Lettuce plants are initially raised in small peat blocks in a nursery, then transplanted into the fields.
  EASTBIO Avian resilience in a changing world: maximising guinea fowl welfare and productivity on extensive farms in sub-Saharan Africa
  Prof K Spencer, Prof A Djikeng, Dr I Abdul Rahman
Application Deadline: 13 April 2020

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Guinea fowl have become a recent gourmet addition to the UK poultry market, promoted as a novel alternative to chicken. However this native African bird has been a fundamental mainstay of nutrition in many African countries, particularly Ghana, for generations.
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