The N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme

A growing and increasingly affluent population is putting pressure on our ability to deliver food security for the future. The Food and 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.

The N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme combines world-leading crop and livestock research with our extensive expertise in social sciences, to create a single research initiative focused on ensuring the stability and integrity of national and global agri-food supply chains in the face of our current environmental and socioeconomic challenges.

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