Agritech and food

The University of Sheffield hosts areas of expertise that directly fit with the food security challenges identified in the UK goverment's reporting on agricultural innovations.

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The UK government is committed to feeding a growing world population, without damaging our natural environment. Its focus is to remain at the forefront of agricultural innovation by solving problems around sustainable intensification. To do this, it published its UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies in 2013.

The University of Sheffield hosts areas of expertise that directly fit with the food security challenges identified.

These include:

  • biological research with internationally recognised work on crop protection and production as well as underpinning soil science:
  • sociological research on issues such as justice, nutrition and people’s personal relationships with their food; and
  • economic and management work around innovative supply chains and (in)formal economies.

Collectively, the University has a strong understanding of the issues that need to be addressed and works with partners to develop solutions.

Listed below are centres at the University of Sheffield that undertake agritech & food research:

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Research Excellence Framework 2021 results

The results demonstrate our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines and confirm that our research is having a significant positive impact on lives across the globe.