Legumes for Life Workshop, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Legumes for Life Workshop, Stellenbosch, South Africa

N8 AgriFood Academic Director Katherine Denby and Knowledge Exchange Fellow Shane Rothwell recently contributed to the tri-lateral workshop ‘Legumes for Life’ at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Delegates from Kenya, South Africa and the UK came together to discuss challenges in legume agronomy, breeding, marketing and consumption in African countries and how we might work together to tackle some of those challenges. The workshop focused on early career researchers and was funded by the Newton Fund and the British Council.


The Resilient Dairy Landscapes project: nature-based solutions to the challenges posed by Brexit

The Resilient Dairy Landscapes project: nature-based solutions to the challenges posed by Brexit

N8 AgriFood researchers from the Universities of Newcastle, Leeds and Liverpool are collaborating to make the UK dairy industry more sustainable and resilient. The industry faces unprecedented uncertainty as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. Although the dairy industry is less dependent on subsidies than many other types of farming , the sector has suffered from low and sometimes negative profit margins over the last 20 years and is having to adapt to water shortages and new disease risks from climate change.