NBIC White Paper Published in CABI Agriculture and Bioscience

We’re pleased to announce the release of our new publication entitled ‘Creating pathways for collaboration between Argentina and the UK to utilise microbial biofilms in sustainable agriculture’ – a collaboration between NBIC and Argentine researchers.

The publication is featured in CABI Agriculture and Bioscience and takes on a ‘white paper’ format, consolidating complex discussions from our Biofilms in Agriculture workshop, within the framework of the SAMIGE (Argentine Society for General Microbiology) annual congress, which was funded by a BBSRC Global Partnering Award.

NBIC White Paper Published in Cabi Agriculture and Bioscience
It offers a comprehensive summary encompassing the insights, perspectives, and outcomes generated during the discussions among the participants, pinpointing three key priority areas for collaborative activities that were identified:

  1. Using plant root biofilm composition as a sensor for soil health and to optimise interventions,
  2. Biofilms and soil health resilience in a changing environment,
  3. Intelligent seeds and innovative/automated large-scale monitoring systems.

For the three identified priority areas, the early engagement of end-users (farmers) will be paramount to maximise technology adoption.

Commitment from the governments and support from funding bodies in both countries will be essential for the establishment of robust research programmes and long-term successful collaborations between researchers, industry and end users.

View and download the publication via the Springer Nature website. 

View our Biofilms in Agriculture workshop report here.