The BBRSC and NERC funded Sustainable Intensification Research Network (SIRN) builds on existing initiatives, developed by UK researchers in the agricultural, biological, environmental and social sciences, for better integration of the communities working on sustainable intensification.
In his blog, network lead Professor Andy Whitmore from Rothamsted Research, says
The sustainable, secure, resilient and fair production of food to feed our growing population in the face of environmental change is one of the most pressing problems of our age…The network can help bring all the pieces of the puzzle together towards the grand challenge of sustainable intensification: the secure, resilient, just, effective, economic and environmentally-responsible production of food.
The network is open to anyone with an interest in the sustainable, secure and resilient production of food and provides a forum for information exchange between researchers, funders and stakeholders, about research capabilities, facilities and resources, training opportunities, funding schemes and user needs that aim to address the challenges posed by sustainable intensification.
You can join the SIRN here.
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