Professor Mark Reed’s is the first professorial appointment funded by the programme. Mark believes that much of the current work on sustainable food production under-emphasises the potential trade-offs with other services that landscapes provide for us, and would like to redress this through his research.
For companies, both currently within the food supply chain and those with an ambition to grow new business in the sector, N8 AgriFood provides a single portal for industry to access not only the greatest concentration of agri-food academic expertise in the UK, but also major food producers and processors, retailers, farmers, government, investors and public health and nutrition specialists. This forum is a unique opportunity for industry to explore at first hand the real the potential for collaborative new projects and solutions to the major food, supply chain and agritech challenges. Programme coming soon
Newly appointed N8 chair, Professor Koen Lamberts delivered the keynote address to an audience of MPs, government department officials and leading academics at a specially convened reception at the Houses of Parliament. He began by underlining the strength of the North’s research and innovation base, which has world class assets and expertise in academic, research centres and business.