With a rapidly increasing and industrialising global population, demand for food is set to double by 2050. At the same time, the land available for food production is decreasing, owing to climate change and land use changes.
The University of Bristol is a key partner with Exeter University and Rothamstead research in the Food Security and Land Research Alliance.
Bristol's particular strengths include world leading cereal genomics, understanding of farmed ecosystems and their nutrient cycles and animal health and welfare.
Working through the Alliance and the Cabot Institute, researchers are helping to ensure a safe, secure and sustainable global food supply.
Our researchers are working in the following areas:
The need for research to help secure global food security and at the same time ensure resilient land management lies at the heart of the FSLRA.
The Urban Pollinators project, led by the University of Bristol, is researching insect pollinators in urban habitats in the UK.