N8 AgriFood has three inter-connected multi-disciplinary themes, addressing key challenges in food security. These themes are being addressed by research at York:
Sustainable Food Production
Combining soil health, resilient and productive crops and livestock, novel diagnostics and predictive modelling to promote resilient, sustainable food production.
Adapting food supply systems to deliver better resilience while improving nutrition, reducing environmental impacts and sustaining economies fairly.
Improved Consumption & Health
Improving public health while lowering the burden of food production and distribution on the natural environment through changes in behaviour, diet and other socio-economic factors.