Meet the Researchers: Our Future Food (Webinar series)
- Date: Wednesday 22 April 2020, 12:30 – 13:00
- Location: Online
- Type: Seminars, Earth and Environment
- Cost: Free
The world needs a radically different global food system which works with nature and provides everybody with access to safe and nutritious food.
Researchers at the Global Food and Environment Institute at the University of Leeds are developing solutions that will help bring about transformative change and create a food system which is socially-just, climate-smart and able to adapt to enhance the future sustainability and habitability of our planet.
Smart Agriculture: Professor Steven Banwart, School of Earth and Environment
With a growing world population, we are faced with the competing demands of increasing farming productivity while reducing the environmental impact of farming practices. Leeds researchers are tackling the challenges to sustainable food production by finding more efficient ways to use water and energy and reduce the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers. By adopting an inter-disciplinary approach to address the challenges facing agriculture new solutions, that offer a smarter, enhanced and sustainable future for farming, are being developed.
This event takes place during our Big Get Together month when alumni around the world will be championing sustainability and showing their support for the University’s commitment to creating a sustainable future.