AgriFood research focuses on sustainability and health

By Rick Pendrous

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New agritech research will target food production, supply chain resilience and consumer health
New agritech research will target food production, supply chain resilience and consumer health

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A new agrifood research network is being launched, which is seeking a fundamental change in food production, supply chain resilience and consumer health.

The N8 AgriFood launch, which will take place between June 21 and 22 at University Place, Manchester, will offer an opportunity for industry to explore new projects and solutions to the major food security, agritech and consumer health issues across the supply chain.

Through a series of plenary sessions and workshops, a network of senior government, industry, farming and academic experts, will explore the key themes of transforming food security, supply chains and health. The network will explore the different funding and pump-priming vehicles available for solving identified problems and follow up ideas and build on the relationships created at this event.

Transforming food security

The launch involves the N8 Research Partnership, which is a collaboration of the eight most research-intensive universities in the north of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

As well as various academics, there will be speakers from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The launch event will also include participants from Sainsbury, Nestlé UK, HSBC, the National Farmers Union, various food manufacturing companies and others.

For more details, visit: N8 AgriFood launch

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