N8 AgriFood working to establish closer working relationship with NFU

N8 AgriFood working to establish closer working relationship with NFU

Building close collaborations with industry stakeholders is key to realising the goals of N8 AgriFood. By so doing, we can make sure that end-users of our research are also an integral part of its development and not simply passive recipients of its outcomes.  To help us achieve this we are working with the NFU to establish a closer working relationship with its staff and members so that their needs and practical experience can inform and guide our research. 


N8 AgriFood participating and speaking at Food Matters Live 2017

N8 AgriFood participating and speaking at Food Matters Live 2017

Food Matters Live 2017 21-23 November 2017, Excel, London

 

Food Matters Live is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, food service providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.

Food Matters Live provides a platform for thought-provoking, cross-sector debate and encourages cross-sector collaboration. Taking place from 21 –


N8 Research partnership appoints new director

N8 Research partnership appoints new director

THE N8 Research Partnership (N8) has announced the appointment of Dr Annette Bramley as its new director.

Dr Bramley joins the N8 Research Partnership from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), where she held numerous senior positions over an 18-year period.

N8 is the partnership body for the universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, and York and aims to maximise the impact of this research base to enable business innovation and societal transformation.


N8 AgriFood hosts collaborative Soil workshop for farming and scientific leaders

N8 AgriFood hosts collaborative Soil workshop for farming and scientific leaders

N8 AgriFood has partnered with research and consultancy company ADAS to co-host a workshop for the farming sector and academic scientists to discuss the challenge of increasing crop productivity whilst maintaining soil health.

Farmers, agronomists, farming industries and academics attended the event at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus 31st March 2017.

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Losses, inefficiency and waste in global food systems

Losses, inefficiency and waste in global food systems

N8 AgriFood’s Resilient Supply Chains Theme Chair at York, Professor Dominic Moran, has a new co authored paper that has been published in the journal Agricultural Systems. Entitled Losses, inefficiencies and waste in the global food system, this paper explores the very real challenges that exist within global food, and the work required to counter it. You can read the paper following the link below.   The interest in this work has led the BBC to publish a summary of the study on its website,  


N8 Research Partnership named Northern Powerhouse ‘University Organisation of the Year’

N8 Research Partnership named Northern Powerhouse ‘University Organisation of the Year’

The N8 Research Partnership has been named Northern Powerhouse ‘University Organisation of the Year’ at a prestigious award ceremony in Manchester.

The award was presented to N8 at Northern Lights 2017, an event that is designed to celebrate business excellence and collaboration across the North of England.

N8 was recognised for its commitment to driving the Northern Powerhouse policy and innovation agenda forward, and praised for its contribution towards the region’s economic growth.


New paper co authored by N8 AgriFood Theme 2 Chair published – summary published on BBC website

N8 AgriFood’s Resilient Supply Chains Theme Chair at York, Professor Dominic Moran, has a new co authored paper that has been published in the journal Agricultural Systems. Entitled Losses, inefficiencies and waste in the global food system, this paper explores the very real challenges that exist within global food, and the work required to counter it. You can read the paper following the link below.   The interest in this work has led the BBC to publish a summary of the study on its website,  



Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities

Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities

As part of the Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Programme, an international team of researchers in Ghana, the UK and France launched their 2 year project to investigate what drives unhealthy dietary changes in Ghana in January 2017.

The research is a collaboration between two N8 universities (Sheffield and Liverpool), University of Ghana, University of Health and Allied Sciences (Ghana), Loughborough University, and the French Agricultural Research & International Cooperative Organization.


N8 scientist outlines plan to reduce the environmental footprint of Brazilian beef

Brazil, the second largest beef producer in the world, could lead the way in sustainable intensification in agriculture, according to research published by an N8 scientist.

N8 AgriFood’s Professor Dominic Moran has co-written a paper on how the country’s farmers can meet the rising demands for beef without increasing the amount of farming space used.

The paper, ‘Sustainable intensification of Brazilian livestock production through optimised pasture restoration’ has been published as part of the Agricultural Systems journal.