Delegation strengthens relations in China

Delegation strengthens relations in China

N8 AgriFood has extended its relations with Chinese research groups following a partnership-building visit which resulted in a new framework for long term project collaborations.

A team of nine N8 AgriFood representatives, including academics from the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and York, spent five days in China meeting with Chinese agri-tech academies, researchers, district local governments and agri-tech innovators.

N8 AgriFood has been actively engaging with various Chinese stakeholders with the support of the Beijing FCO Science and Innovation Network since 2016,


New DEFRA role for N8 AgriFood Chair

New DEFRA role for N8 AgriFood Chair

A New science research programme has been launched to inform DEFRA policy making, with N8 AgriFood’s Bob Doherty taking the role of Food Systems Fellow.

Professor Doherty, who is N8 AgriFood’s co-chair and academic lead for the University of York, is one of six new academic fellows to be appointed by The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) to lead its Systems Research Programme

This Systems Research Programme,


Walk the supply chain at latest N8 AgriFood Doctoral Seminar

Walk the supply chain at latest N8 AgriFood Doctoral Seminar

The latest in N8 AgriFood’s Doctoral Seminar Series will see students walk the supply chain of a dairy food system in the North West.

Hosted by the University of Liverpool, the two day event starts on Monday 10th June at Liverpool docks, joining the supply chain where animal feed is imported. Students will then visit a number businesses involved in processing, and finish the day on the university’s farms. Following dinner and discussions on the evening the delegation will reconvene on Tuesday morning for visits to Mueller,