Securing sufficient, safe and nutritious food
A growing and increasingly affluent population is putting pressure on our ability to guarantee food security, both now and in the future: agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to keep pace with rising populations and increasing meat consumption.
N8 AgriFood has three inter-connected multi-disciplinary themes, addressing key challenges in food security:
Sustainable Food Production
Combining, soil health, resilient and productive crops and livestock, novel diagnostics and predictive modelling to promote resilient, sustainable food production.
Improved Consumption & Health
Improving public health while lowering the burden of food production and distribution on the natural environment: through changes in behaviour, diet and other socio-economic factors.
Resilient Supply Chains
Adapting food supply systems to deliver better resilience while improving nutrition, reducing environmental impacts and sustaining economies fairly.
For further information about N8 AgriFood, the HEFCE-funded N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme and how to get involved:
Prof. Sue Hartley,
Acting Academic Director
Interim Operations Director