Tag: Agriculture

The economic value of ecosystem services from the Welsh uplands: KESS 2 participant Ashley Hardaker publishes paper in international ‘Ecosystem Services’ journal

Ashley Hardaker

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student Ashley Hardaker has recently published his first paper from his PhD in the journal Ecosystem Services (Impact Factor 5.572). Ashley is currently in the third year of his KESS 2 funded scholarship working in collaboration with Coed Cymru CYF and his paper estimates the economic value of ecosystem services… Read more »

Major new research to strengthen sustainability of Welsh farming

As climate change and environmental issues continue to rise in the public’s consciousness, red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is helping to fund a major piece of research at Bangor University which will help the Welsh lamb and beef sectors in their bid to lead the world in terms of… Read more »

Bringing bivalve aquaculture out of its shell: Samantha Andrews from The Fish Site reports on the work of KESS 2 researcher Andy van der Schatte Olivier

The Fish Site

This article, written by Samantha Andrews on 10th January 2019, was originally published on The Fish Site and reports on the research project of KESS 2 PhD candidate Andy van der Schatte Olivier (Bangor University). The article has been republished with full consent from The Fish Site. Read the original article here. The true value of cultured bivalves such as… Read more »

IBERS research on sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes featured on S4C’s Ffermio

IBERS

On Monday 28th January 2018, an Aberystwyth University KESS 2 project researching sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep was featured on S4C’s farming and countryside magazine programme Ffermio. Academic supervisor Dr Rhys Aled Jones and PhD candidate Eiry Williams spoke to Alun Elidir about the threat of anthelmintic resistance to sheep farmers in Wales and… Read more »

Agroforestry can help the UK meet climate change commitments without cutting livestock numbers

This article by Charlotte Pritchard, KESS 2 PhD Researcher at the School of Natural Sciences in Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Some 12m hectares of the UK is currently covered by agricultural grasslands which support a national lamb and beef industry worth approximately £3.7 billion. However, proposals have been… Read more »

Non Williams, KESS 2 student, elected for seat in Welsh Government ‘Young People in Agriculture Forum’

KESS 2 would like to extend congratulations to our PhD candidate Non Williams on recently being elected to sit on the Welsh Government’s ‘Young People in Agriculture’ forum in Builth Wells. Non, who is currently researching ‘Optimised management of upland pasture for economic and environmental benefits’ within the ESF funded KESS 2 structure, will be… Read more »