Official launch of new programme creating world’s first global monitor of the effects of animal disease.

Official launch of new programme creating world’s first global monitor of the effects of animal disease.

The World Health Organisation has joined The University of Liverpool in hosting the official launch of the Global Burden of Animal Diseases programme.

A webinar attended by more than 300 people saw the launch of the GBADs programme, which sets out to solve global challenges surrounding animal disease, caused by a lack of animal health data and an analysis system to provide systematic information on production losses, expenditure and wider economic impacts of animal disease and health problems. 


UKRI’s multi million pound, five-year funding call awarded to TWO N8 AgriFood projects

UKRI’s multi million pound, five-year funding call awarded to TWO N8 AgriFood projects

A major UKRI funding call has seen two projects spearheaded by N8 AgriFood named among those receiving a share of the £24 million funding pot.

The funding, from UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF), was awarded to four interdisciplinary projects that outlined ambitions of transforming the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at the centre of their work.

Making up two of the four successful five-year projects are bids led by professors from N8 AgriFood institutions,