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.


Dr Sally Howlett, a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with N8 AgriFood, speaks to the Global Plant Council

Dr Sally Howlett, a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with N8 AgriFood, speaks to the Global Plant Council

National plant and crop science societies and organisations from around the world have established the Global Plant Council (GPC) to provide a strong voice for plant science in addressing global issues. The GPC is a research driven network, which has its roots based in understanding plants and their interactions with the environment.

N8 AgriFood’s Dr Sally Howlett talks about the how the plant science research fits into the Programme  on their latest blog


N8 AgriFood represented at prestigious HE conference in Paris

Professor Koen Lamberts , Vice-Chancellor and president of the University of York and chair of the N8 Board and Jonathan Oxley, N8 AgriFood’s Operations and Business Development Director, have been guest speakers at a prestigious European higher education conference held annually in Paris.

RUE 2017 is the major annual meeting of French higher education and research institutions held over two days and attracting around 6,000 delegates, including stakeholders in research, innovation and training.


How to reduce the environmental impact of a loaf of bread?

How to reduce the environmental impact of a loaf of bread?

 

With an estimated 12 million loaves sold in the UK every day, bread remains a staple of the British diet. In a groundbreaking study researchers from the University of Sheffield have now calculated the environmental impact of a loaf of bread and which part of its production contributes the most greenhouse gas.

Dr Liam Goucher, N8 Agrifood Research Fellow from the University of Sheffield who carried out the study, said: “Consumers are usually unaware of the environmental impacts embodied in the products they purchase –