Securing sufficient, safe and nutritious food
A growing and increasingly affluent population is putting pressure on our ability to deliver food security for the future. The Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN predicts that agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to keep pace with the rises in population and meat consumption. Producing more food in the face of climate change and increasingly unpredictable water supplies is a significant global challenge. N8 AgriFood’s vision is to transform food security research in the UK – helping to secure physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all people at all times. The programme will build on research strengths in science, engineering and social sciences to address key global challenges in food security, including sustainable food production, resilient food supply chains, and improved nutrition and consumer behaviours.