International Partnerships

Our global scientific partnerships are built on providing mutual learnings and focussing on strategic improvements to achieve substantial development across various fields of delivery including crop health, food safety & farming eco-sustainability.

International Partnerships

Fera provides research and analysis activities across the globe, providing tangible advantages across a range of disciplines.

We actively support engagement with strategic partners across the globe to deliver science with impact:

Public food safety and protection

Fera specialises in regulatory compliance for governments and industry across a range of areas, including:

  • Food Safety (testing in local markets & imported foods)
  • Food authenticity (Halal testing to conformation of food components)
  • Design & Implementation of inspection of protocols (surveillance and monitoring)
  • Quality assurance and demonstration of competence
  • Proficiency Testing

Crop & Live Stock Biosecurity

Our scientists conduct research and development studies to identify ways to improve crop health, yield, efficiency and value. In addition we offer a suite of resources, testing facilities and expertise to help industry to develop sustainable solutions.

  • Prevention of pests and diseases entry
  • Design & Implementation of inspection of protocols (surveillance and monitoring)
  • Quality assurance and demonstration of competence
  • Proficiency Testing

Environmental Health & Drinking Water Quality

Building on our unique ability to work across different scales and disciplines, we aim to deliver expertise, better data, better practices and new technologies to improve performance, resilience and value. We aim to improve soil health, reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint, and add novel nutritional and bioeconomical value to crops and other products, with a clear focus on water quality.

  • Fate of Chemicals from Processing Plants into Water Systems
  • Quality assurance and demonstration of competence
  • Proficiency Testing

Our science strategy is challenge-led, helping to provide an international impact and influence from farm to policy level, with the vision of achieving economically and environmentally sustainable farming practices.

A unique combination of scientific expertise, capabilities and focus enables Fera to work closely with partners to discover, innovate and fast track new thinking, new ideas and technologies. Read our case studies for further details.

Upskill and Upgrade

Traditional diagnostics applied on samples with typical field symptoms of MLN have often given negative results using ELISA or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for MCMV and Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV). Samples collected in the field with typical MLN symptoms were examined using next generation sequencing (NGS).

Design and Measure

PROteINSECT brought together expertise from China, Africa and Europe to encourage and enable the adoption of fly larval protein in animal feed around the world. The PROteINSECT project consortium consisted of 12 partners from seven countries and was co-ordinated by Fera Science.

Build Consensus

Within the context of an existing disease (Cassava Mosaic Disease, CMD) and an emergent disease (Cassava Brown Streak Disease, CBSD), The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative (GLCI) had an overall goal of distributing clean planting material of disease tolerant or resistant varieties to 1.15 million farmers to six countries—Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda—during the four years of the project period.

Official opening of the NASC molecular seed testing laboratory

On 4th October 2018, the national agricultural seeds council (NASC) molecular seed testing laboratory in Sheda, Nigeria had its official grand opening. Over the past two years, Fera has been working with NASC to provide a better seed certification service to the seed industry.

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