AgriFood at York

An interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder design is at the heart of York's response to the global challenges of sustainable food production, supply, and consumption.

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AgriFood at York
agrifood@york.ac.uk
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"UN FAO estimates 60% more food will be demanded by 2050, this is at a time when leading experts suggest our food system is increasingly vulnerable. Climate change, geopolitical unrest, reductions in soil health and water supply, a lack of biodiversity and the disconnect between producers and consumers are adding to this vulnerability.

New thinking and collaboration is urgently required AgriFood at York aims to contribute solutions to this global challenge."

- Professor Bob Doherty, Academic Lead for AgriFood at York.

Amos Chirchir with seedlings. Image courtesy of Prof Bob Doherty.

Our approach

AgriFood at York brings together our world-leading centres and projects to tackle these global problems and links York's research into the N8 AgriFood programme.

AgriFood at York will showcase funding and networking opportunities to bring new communities together.

Our international strength in soil science, crop genetics and the socioeconomics of supply chains, coupled with expertise in valorizing food supply-chain waste and the interdisciplinary study of resilient supply chains across the food industry, means we have a strong track record of leading large, complex, innovative and collaborative research projects and in informing policy at the regional and central government level.

N8 AgriFood  Activities at York

N8 AgriFood Programme

N8 AgriFood is a collaborative and interdisciplinary programme between the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England. This group of universities is working together to ensure sustainable, resilient and healthy food supplies for all on both a regional, national and international level. More information about the programme can be found at www.n8agrifood.ac.uk

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AgriFood at York
agrifood@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 567604