Agritech & Food

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.

Picture of freshly baked breadThe University of Sheffield hosts areas of expertise that directly fit with the food security challenges identified. These include: 1) biological research with internationally recognised work on crop protection and production as well as underpinning soil science: 2) sociological research on issues such as justice, nutrition and people’s personal relationships with their food; and 3) 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 are working with partners to develop solutions.

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

1. Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

2. Project Sunshine

3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre

4. Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES)

                                                                                                                                                        5. Sheffield Sustainable Food Futures (SheFF)

                                                                                                                                                        6. Robert Hill Institute

                                                                                                                                                        7. Plant Production and Protection (P3)