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Food security

Discover the latest issues and updates in this area.

Welcomed by Professor Sir John Beddington this report discusses the crucial role of agricultural engineering if we are to respond to global food security challenges.


Front cover of an IAgrE food security report The global food security challenges are highlighted by the UK Government's Foresight Report: The Future of Food and Farming. From robotic systems to real time image and soil analysis, this report illustrates the potential contribution that agricultural and biosystems engineering can provide to advances in productivity and sustainability.


Four black and white sheep in a field

Measurement technologies for agri-food systems

The Technology Strategy Board together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £8.75m in helping businesses develop innovative measurement technologies for efficient agri-food systems.