Dr Jeraime Griffith
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has identified three key challenges facing agriculture - feeding a growing population, providing a livelihood for farmers, and protecting the environment. As the global population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, agriculture threatens to consume even more than the nearly 40% of the earth’s land surface, 70% of available freshwater it already utilises, and add to its already considerable environmental footprint of 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
At the SCI Agrisciences group, and in conjunction with stakeholders in the science-based agricultural community, we have hosted a number of well received events such as - Feeding the future: Can we protect crops sustainably, Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees - that triggered debate, brought awareness and offered possible solutions to the significant problems we face. We also work across interest groups to host a careers day, foster networking among our members and stakeholders, and strive to engage policy makers and the public.
Our group member's have interests spanning food security, environmental/climate policy, soil science, crop production and protection agents, animal husbandry and other topics from farm to fork.
If you want to find out more or are interested in becoming a member please get in touch.