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N8AgriFood visits Minneapolis and Des Moines to showcase its strengths and engage with world leaders in agri-food at the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium.

 

This week a delegation of N8 AgriFood representatives are visiting the USA, hosted by the UK Science and Innovation Network in Chicago. N8 AgriFood form part of a UK delegation  invited to attend and present at the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium.

N8 AgriFood will present on “Translating Research into Farmers Benefits” ,

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Dr Julia Martin-Ortega (Earth and Environment) and Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero (Civil Engineering) have just been awarded one of the five projects funded by the UK’s Global Food Security programme (£1.51M).


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The University of Leeds are contributing to ensure greater resilience of the UK’s food supply

Dr Julia Martin-Ortega (Earth and Environment) and Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero (Civil Engineering) have just been awarded one of the five projects funded by the UK’s Global Food Security programme (£1.51M).

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The UK’s Global Food Security Programme is funding £4.9 million of interdisciplinary research to increase resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. Five projects have been awarded funding to ensure greater resilience of the UK’s food supply from global shocks, environmental and demographic changes, and threats posed by pests and diseases

Resilient dairy: socio-technical innovation for dairy resilience and sustainability
Lead PI: Professor Mark Reed, Newcastle University and N8 AgriFood Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation

This project is led by Professor Mark Reed (Newcastle University) with Universities of Leeds and Liverpool,

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Celebrated food critic and author Jay Rayner joined with international academics and social activists  at a recent N8 AgriFood seminar to call for more action from industry leaders to help the public to make more informed choices about their diets and reduce food waste, following warnings that the future of global food supply is under threat.

The Guardian/Observer writer was joined by some of the brightest minds in food and health to discuss the challenges facing the future of food systems,

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Sally Howlett (KEF York) visited New Zealand in June 2017 as part of a British High Commission delegation to attend National Fieldays, the largest agricultural event in the Southern hemisphere and a launch platform for cutting edge agricultural technology and innovation. Before and after the event, Sally also visited several agricultural organisations around the country to promote the work of N8 AgriFood and explore potential synergies and collaborative opportunities.

The travel costs for the visit were met by BEIS,

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Are you a scientist or engineer with little or no media experience? Are you working in a field which can provoke media controversy? Are you interested in how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better?

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Researchers across the North of England have set their sights on transforming some of the region’s major cities into hotspots for urban farming.

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The 2017 annual conference attracted 200 attendees from the UK, Europe and beyond to the lovely city of Durham 11-13 July, debating not only how we can generate nutritious foods from resilient and sustainable agricultural systems, but also how the N8 initiative can assist in delivering solutions.

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With an immense amount of activity under our belt since the N8 AgriFood Programme started in 2015, we are now looking for an exceptional Operations Director with a comprehensive understanding of the funding landscape to manage a dynamic team taking our activities to the next level. 

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Key stakeholders, researchers and academics attended a meeting called by N8 Agrifood led by professor Jonathan Rushton, N8 chair in Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, to produce research proposals on antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock.

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