The four Agri-Tech Centres of Innovation invite you to a half-day conference on Innovation for Food Resilience.
CHAP, along with our fellow Agri-Tech Centres of Innovation (Agri-EPICentre
, and CIEL
) are bringing together thought-leaders from Industry, Government and Agriculture, including Microsoft
, Chatham House
and the National Farmers’ Union
(NFU) for England and Wales, to discuss the role of innovation and technology in increasing food resilience.
The COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and numerous other external factors have brought about a renewed focus on food security in the UK and both the global supply chain and the sector’s resilience are being tested like never before. Producers and growers are being asked to increase yields with fewer inputs and put systems in place to limit the impact of stressors and increase our food resilience.
The sector is working towards an ambition Net Zero
goal and suppliers are now being held accountable for greater traceability and more ethical supply chains.
13:00 Welcome and introduction by host, Charlotte Smith
13:10 Professor Tim Benton, Research Director at Chatham House
13:35 Minette Batters, President at NFU
14:00 Ellen Wilson, Sustainability & Smart Cities Lead at Microsoft UK
4 UK Agri-Tech Centres Themed Presentations
14:40 Climate and Net Zero
15:00 Sustainable Productivity
15:20 Crop and Livestock Health
15:40 Food Provenance and Quality
16:10 Q&A and Panel Discussion
16:45 Closing Remarks
17:00 Conference Close
Thursday 19 November 2020
From 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm