Global food security debated at major UK Agrifood conference

Global food security debated at major UK Agrifood conference

Global food security debated at major UK Agrifood conference

The FINANCIAL -- Researchers and industry experts and representatives from across the agrifood sector will debate some of the most pressing challenges facing the future of global food security at a major conference in Liverpool this month.

Tackling the complex challenges facing the food system will take centre stage at this year’s N8 AgriFood International Conference 2018: ‘People, Health and Food Systems, challenges and solutions for 2030’, hosted by the Universities of Liverpool and York and set to attract some of the brightest minds in the sector to exchange knowledge and seek solutions, according to University of Liverpool.

More than 80 speakers are taking part at the showpiece two-day event at Liverpool’s Hilton Hotel, 13-14th June 2018, where attendees representing academia and industry will come together to address the key issues facing the food system.

University of Liverpool speakers include Professor Jonathan Rushton, N8 chair in Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, and Professor Jason Halford who leads the ‘Improved Consumption and Health’ theme on the N8 Agrifood research programme.

Conference speakers will discuss some of the biggest issues facing the sector including food poverty, changing consumer behaviour, food waste and bio-economies, new technologies, food safety and resilience in supply chains and urban and vertical farming, according to University of Liverpool.

The annual conference is organised by the N8 AgriFood Programme, part of the N8 Research Partnership, which aims to maximise the impact of research expertise from the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester,Newcastle, Sheffield and York. Its purpose is to promote collaboration, establish innovative research capabilities and drive economic growth.