Conference on New Metrics for Sustainable Agriculture

UK - The Farming Futures AHDB Conference will be held in Birmingham on 16 and 17 January with the theme 'Producing More from Less: New Metrics for Sustainable Agriculture'.
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For reasons of governance, trade and market competitiveness there is an increasing interest in how to measure and compare the impacts of agricultural production systems. With a primary focus on the UK, this conference will bring together producers, researchers, manufacturers, retailers and policy makers to take stock of work in progress (nationally and internationally), achieve a common understanding of issues, establish new connections, share perspectives and encourage a consistency of approach that will enable productive dialogue between all interested parties.

The following sessions will take place from 2pm on 16th January until 1pm 17th January:

  • Challenges Facing Agriculture Session
  • Challenges in large Industry sectors Session
  • Analysis of tools available
  • Exemplars targeting progress in sustainability

Confirmed speakers ar:

  • Pierre Gerber - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Tim Benton - BBSRC UK Champion for Global Food Security
  • Ian Crute - AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Jonathan Thomas - Leatherhead Food Research
  • Kathleen Lewis - University of Hertfordshire
  • Jonathan Hillier - Aberdeen University
  • Bob Rees - Scotland’s Rural University College
  • Alberto Garrido - Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • Caroline Drummond - LEAF – Linking Environment and Farming
  • Ray Keatinge - DairyCo
  • Eileen Wall - Scotland’s Rural University College
  • Markus Frank - BASF Group, SE

To book for the conference, click here.

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