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Barley: more than just a crop?

How science is working towards creating better barley to meet the challenges of food security and environmental change.

Barley is the fourth most cultivated cereal globally. This crop is a vital contributor of the Scottish economy as barley grains are the key constituents of whisky, Scotland’s national drink and our biggest export.

Dundee is home to the International Barley Hub which includes scientists from the James Hutton Institute (where it is based) and the University of Dundee.They study this important crop to provide knowledge to tackle problems of food security and to develop sustainable production systems against a background of environmental change. In this panel discussion, you will hear from scientists studying different aspects of barley which will let you get under the surface of this crop.


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