This is a free event open to all interested in Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture. We are asking colleagues to register interest in participating in the event. Places are still available.
SIRN invites you for its first annual conference where we will discuss the future direction for the UK Sustainable Intensification Research agenda, and ways of working. The network aims to integrate activities from academics and stakeholders on agricultural, biological, environmental and social sciences.
SIRN is funded by the Biological and Biotechnology Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).
9:30 am - Arrival (Coffee/tea)
10:00 am - Welcome: Andy Whitmore, Rothamsted Research and SIRN and Brian Harris - Head of Strategy - Agriculture, Food and Environment at BBSRC
10:15 am - “SI: Concepts, Prospects and Redesign” - Jules Pretty, University of Essex
11:00 am - SI Priority themes - group discussion to identify and prioritise key research needs for SI - led by Andy Whitmore
12:30 pm - Lunch and networking opportunity
1:15 pm - SI Priority themes - outcomes from group discussion - led by Sue Hartley, University of York and SIRN
1:45 pm - ‘How can we work across disciplines and why?’ - Ruth Welters, UEA and the Nexus Network
2:15 pm - SIRN ways of working - group discussion to identify the most effective ways of working and to prioritise SIRN activities - led by Matt Heard, CEH and SIRN
3:15 pm - Tea break and informal discussion
3:35 pm - SIRN ways of working -outcomes from group discussion led by Matt Heard
4:00 pm - Next steps and final remarks led by Michael Winter – University of Exeter and SIRN
4:30 pm - Departure