Wednesday 21 May 2014, Cranfield University
Satisfying increased demand for food and biofuels is crucial for human security. The objective of 'sustainable intensifaction' - more output with less resources - is technically very challenging. However new engineering and scientific advances offer unparalleled opportunities for creativity.
This conference will explore how engineering could enable a step-change in agricuoltural productivity, by enabling the adoption of entirely new agricultural systems.
Confirmed speakers are as follows:
Exploiting ecological potential - options and constraints:
Prof Karl Ritz (Cranfield University) and Prof Tim Benton (UK Champion for Global Food Security)
Pathfinder developments in agricultural science:
Prof Peter Gregory (East Malling Research)
Defining the engineering challenges:
Dr Dionysis Bochtis (Aarhus University)
Dr James Taylor (Lancaster University)
Prof Eldert van Henten (Wageningen University)
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Delegate Rate: £120 (£100 + £20 VAT)
Retired Rate: £75.00 (£62.50 + £12.50 VAT)
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Local Branch Event
IAgrE's South East Midland's branch are organising a tour on the afternoon preceding the conference which delegates are invited to attend. This is a free of charge event but anyone interested in attending should contact the branch secretary, John Stafford. Details are as follows:
Tues 20 May 2014, 14:00
Renewable Energy Tour
This afternoon Tour of renewable energy sites in north Bedfordshire will commence at 2pm with a visit to BIOGEN's anaerobic digestion plant, followed by a solar panel farm and a local farmer's wind turbines. The Tour will finish with a bite to eat in a local hostelry.
As part of the South East Midland's Branch contribution to the IAgrE's 75th year anniversary celebrations, delegates attending the Annual Conference the following day at nearby Cranfield would be welcome to attend.
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