Celebrating N8 AgriFood

23rd September 2019

Celebrating N8 AgriFood

N8 AgriFood is a unique programme working across the entire food system by combining expertise from the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

We are delighted to invite you to the 4th Annual N8 AgriFood Conference,, hosted this year by York, Newcastle and Leeds Universities and held at the Principal Hotel in York. This will take place on 22nd and 23rd October 2019. This year we have chosen the theme of ‘Celebrating N8 AgriFood: Creating solutions for a sustainable food system’. Eversheds Sutherland are delighted to be sponsoring this event this year,

Focused sessions at the conference

  • Globalisation of the food on your plate: opportunities and challenges for sustainable development
  • Embedding soil stewardship in agri-food systems
  • The role of social enterprise hybrids in delivering inclusive resilient supply chains
  • Land use, ecosystems services and natural capital• Sustainable food cities
  • A ‘Brexit Dividend?’: Re-imagining UK food and farming policy
  • Smart Agriculture, supply chain resilience and new technologies
  • Linking urban agriculture with food system research and practice
  • Voluntary food standards: issues, opportunities and implications for the global food system
  • Food justice, food insecurity and hunger
  • Sustainable agriculture and diets: the role of behavioural change

Keynote Speakers confirmed: Phil Hambling, Head of Food Farming, NFU Cathryn Higgs, Head of Food Policy, Co-op Jonathan Brookes, Head of Agri-food Tradeand Markets, OECD

Pre-event: Commercialising your agri-food research 21st October, the Principal Hotel, York

Networking opportunities: Lunch and coffee in the Principal Events CentrePoster awards and Drinks Reception Conference dinner at the National Railway Museum

More Information, please contact Joanne Baker, Events Coordinator N8 AgriFood joanne.baker@n8agrifood.ac.uk

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Celebrating N8 AgriFood

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