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N8 AgriFood Annual Conference review

15 November 2019

Find out all about the Conference talks and outcomes from our 2019 Conference held in York in October.

Our 4th Annual N8 AgriFood Conference was hosted this year by York, Newcastle and Leeds at the Principal Hotel in York. The focus for this year's event was 'Celebrating N8 AgriFood: Creating Solutions for a Sustainable Food System'.

Over the course of two days the event welcomed 250 representatives from academia, industry, government, agriculture, retail and charity.

The Conference was formally opened by Professor Charlie Jeffery, the Vice Chancellor of the University of York, and Dr Riaz Bhunoo, director of Global Food Security, who gave details of a new £47.5 million GFS research programme, supporting interdisciplinary research and training to transform the UK food system.

Keynote presentations came from Joanthan Brooks, Head of the AgriFood Trade and Markets Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Phil Hambling, Head of Food and Farming at the NFU; and Cathryn Higgs, Head of Food Policy at the Co-op.

You can see a roundup of all the talks and interactive sessions, as well as video highlights from the event.

You can also read the magazine that was created specially for the event.

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