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Newcastle takes key role in food security network

Newcastle University is part of a £0.6 million Science and Technology Facilities Council food security network that will be funding small scoping and proof of concept studies to address agri-food challenges from farm to fork. The network is led by Professor Sarah Brindle from Manchester University with N8 AgriFood, and Newcastle University’s Professor Mark Reed is a co-investigator, along with co-investigators from across the N8 network. Food security champions, factsheets and site visits will be employed to establish a broad open membership which will learn from, and participate in, annual network meetings and funding sandpits.  Members will also have the opportunity to join an “impact sandpit” to pitch to industry for additional funding to extend the work of the network. For more information contact Mark Reed mark.reed@ncl.ac.uk.

published on: 17 November 2016