Tayside's £62 million science project hailed as 'transformational' for future of food and agriculture

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Modern scientific, agricultural and field facilities on the outskirts of Dundee will do a lot to solve the global climate challenges faced by the agricultural and food sectors, scientists and politicians have promised.

The pledges were made during a ground breaking ceremony to construct the £62m International Barley Hub (IBH) and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) on James Hutton Institute's Invergowrie campus (JHI).

Provide £45m to these projects under the Tay Cities deal to deliver new employment and investment to Tayside region.

The Scottish Government's rural affairs secretary, Mairi Gougeon, said the work being carried out in Invergatwye would fit perfectly with the Government's efforts to help the sector embrace farming more sustainably.

Campus at Invergowrie, headed by both Mairi Gougeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, and Iain Stewart MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, accompanied by participants and supporters.

Vertical agriculture with LED lamps that have a full environmental control and are placed close to the population on unused farmland is one of the examined systems.