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Researchers across the North of England have set their sights on transforming some of the region’s major cities into hotspots for urban farming.
The 2017 annual conference attracted 200 attendees from the UK, Europe and beyond to the lovely city of Durham 11-13 July, debating not only how we can generate nutritious foods from resilient and sustainable agricultural systems, but also how the N8 initiative can assist in delivering solutions.
With an immense amount of activity under our belt since the N8 AgriFood Programme started in 2015, we are now looking for an exceptional Operations Director with a comprehensive understanding of the funding landscape to manage a dynamic team taking our activities to the next level.
Key stakeholders, researchers and academics attended a meeting called by N8 Agrifood led by professor Jonathan Rushton, N8 chair in Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, to produce research proposals on antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock.
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.
Eating insects instead of beef could help to tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions
Dominic Moran is Professor of Environmental Economics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh and N8