Re-imagining agriculture: Engineering as the strategic enabler, 21 May 2014, Cranfield University
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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.
Institution of Agricultural Engineers Annual Conference, sponsored by The Knowledge Transfer Network, taking place at Cranfield University on Wednesday 21st May 2014.
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)
NEW STUDENT RATE OF £24 (£20 + £4 VAT)
Delegate Rate: £120 (£100 + £20 VAT)
Retired Rate: £75.00 (£62.50 + £12.50 VAT)
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