Developing a resilient food system has never been more important.
Threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, food poverty and climate change present considerable challenges.
The N8 AgriFood programme combines expertise and multiple disciplines from the 8 research intensive universities in the North of England – Durham, Lancaaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York – known as the N8.
We take a food systems approach, combining expertise from across the N8 universities to provide independent research evidence and thought leadership to inform policy at local, national and international levels.
Our programme is about creating social and environmental change to tackle the various challenges the food system faces. It’s essential that our interdisciplinary research has real-world impact and we have developed the N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub to help us achieve this.