N8 AgriFood doctoral seminar
18 September 2019
The next event in this series will be 'Fixing our broken nutrient cycles' at Lancaster University on 10 October.
This is part of a series of informal, interdisciplinary workshops across the N8 universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) for PhD students from both the natural and social sciences.
The workshop will be taking a broad look at how we use nutrients in our food system. Human activity has had devastating effects on global nutrient cycles taking us way beyond the 'safe operating space' highlighted in the concept of planetary boundaries.
The food system contributes significantly to this issue and this workshop will cover the multiple aspects of our nutrient cycles covering food production, environmental pollution, human nutrition and waste. Through this workshop we will explore the opportunities, challenges and key actors and actions in transforming to more sustainable nutrient use in food systems.
If you would like to attend but need help with travel expenses please contact N8AgriFood@manchester.ac.uk to let us know your research interests in relation to agri-food.