NIIIAS Chairwoman Dr Marian Scott and NIIAS President Dr Sam Kennedy
The Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) will host its annual conference for 2014 on Wednesday February 26th. The venue is the Hilton Hotel Templepatrick: starting time 5.00pm.
“The theme for this year’s conference is Consumer Confidence in Farming,” confirmed NIIAS Chairwoman Dr Marian Scott.
More information on the upcoming NIIAS conference can be found on the NIIAS News page
Leading academic addresses challenges facing global food
Professor Charles Godfrey
Professor Charles Godfrey, an expert in the challenges facing the global food system, tackled the issue of ‘sustainable intensification in agri-food’ when he came to Northern Ireland recently.
The event, which was jointly organised by the NI Institute of Agricultural Science (NIIAS) and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), took place on Friday 29 November at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Hillsborough.
Professor Godfrey is Hope Professor of Zoology at Jesus College, Oxford. He chaired the Lead Expert Group of the UK Government’s Foresight Project on the Future of Food and Farming and is a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the UK Global Food Security Programme and the Steering Group of the UK Government Green Food Project. He is also a member of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security.
During his presentation, Professor Godfrey provided an insight into the future for agri-food, given the rising global demand for food, and increasing concern for the environment. This was follwed by a question and answer session.
The event was free to attend and was kindly sponsored by Devenish Nutrition and photos from the event can be viewed below.
Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science