Cambridge Conversations: Transforming agricultural processes to feed the world
Wednesday 26 May 2021, 5.30pm to 6.20pm BST
As the planet’s population hurtles towards eight billion and the effects of climate change increase, how do we simultaneously support biodiversity and feed the world? And how do we do so sustainably?
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, was joined by Professor Giles Oldroyd, Director, Crop Science Centre at the Department of Plant Sciences, Professor David Coomes, Director of the Cambridge Conservation Research Institute and Dr Carol Ibe, a postdoctoral research scientist in plant biology and founder of the JR Biotek Foundation. Together, they discussed our need for lasting solutions for stable and secure food production, and what those solutions might be. Through understanding the fundamental way that plants work, we can transform the way food is grown from the desert to the tropics, and at the same time improve sustainability for the future.
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