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Reference Number EP/X011062/1
Title AgriFood4NetZero: Plausible Pathways, Practical and Open Science for Net Zero Agrifood
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 20%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy) 5%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Principal Investigator Dr RA Sanderson Bellamy

Applied Sciences
University of the West of England
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2022
End Date 31 December 2025
Duration 42 months
Total Grant Value £3,897,947
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Food and Drink
Region South West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr RA Sanderson Bellamy , Applied Sciences, University of the West of England (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Professor N Ward , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Professor ND Scollan , Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Professor P Smith , Inst of Biological and Environmental Sci, University of Aberdeen (0.001%)
Professor CA Watson , Research, SRUC (0.001%)
Professor S Bridle , Environment, University of York (0.001%)
Professor LJ Frewer , Sch of Natural Sciences & Env Sciences, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor S Pearson , Lincoln Inst for Agri-Food Technology, University of Lincoln (0.001%)
Professor D Charalampopoulos , Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading (0.001%)
Professor TG Benton , Sch of Biology, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor T MacMillan , Sch of Agriculture, Food and the Environ, (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cranfield University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Greenwich (0.000%)
Project Contact , DEFRA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Natural Heritage (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northumberland County Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , The James Hutton Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fera Science Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Food and Drink Federation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Harper Adams University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Queen Margaret University Edinburgh (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Farmers Union (NFU) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadscan Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , AHDB (Agri & Horticulture Dev Board) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agri-EPI Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agri-Food Quest (0.000%)
Project Contact , AgriSearch (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agricultural Universities Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agrivation Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Algae UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Applied Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Grassland Society (0.000%)
Project Contact , CHAP Solutions (0.000%)
Project Contact , Centre for Effective Innovation in Agric (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cool Farm Alliance CIC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ctr for Innov Excellence in Livestock (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dept of Agri (0.000%)
Project Contact , Devro PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Downforce Technologies (0.000%)
Project Contact , Eating Better (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Industrial Strategy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Env & Rural Affairs DAERA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Farming and Countryide Commission (0.000%)
Project Contact , Food Ethics Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Food Sense Wales (0.000%)
Project Contact , Food Standards Agency (0.000%)
Project Contact , Food Standards Scotland (FSS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Food and Farming Futures Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Greater Lincolnshire LEP (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institute Of Agricultural Engineering (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Potato Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jones Food Company (0.000%)
Project Contact , LettUs Grow (0.000%)
Project Contact , Linking Env and Farming LEAF (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Federation Young Farmers' Clubs (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Sheep Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nourish Scotland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Organic Farmers and Growers (0.000%)
Project Contact , Potato Processors' Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Quality Meat Scotland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Quorn Foods (0.000%)
Project Contact , RSK ADAS Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Royal Agricultural Society of England (0.000%)
Project Contact , Samworth Brothers Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scotch Whisky Research Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Crofting Federation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Dairy Hub (0.000%)
Project Contact , Slade Farm Organics (0.000%)
Project Contact , South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Good Food Institute Europe (0.000%)
Project Contact , The National Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wilderness Foundation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Zoe Global Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dummy Organisation (0.000%)
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Abstract The agri-food system, producing 23% of UK emissions, must play a key role in the UK's transition to net zero by 2050, and through leadership in innovation can support change globally. Our Network+ will build on existing and new partnerships across research and stakeholder communities to develop a shared agenda, robust research plans, and scope out future research and innovation. The Network will design and deliver high-reward feasibility projects to help catalyse rapid system transformation to ensure the agri-food system is sustainable and supports the UK's net zero goal, while enhancing biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem services, fostering livelihoods and supporting healthy consumption, and minimising the offshoring of environmental impacts overseas through trade. The radical scale of the net zero challenge requires an equally bold and ambitious approach to research and innovation, not least because of the agri-food and land system's unique potential as a carbon sink. Our title, Plausible Pathways, Practical and Open Science, recognises the agri-food system as a contested area in which a range of pathways are plausible. Success requires that new relationships between natural and social science, stakeholders including industry, government and citizens, be forged in which distributed expertise is actively harnessed to support sectoral transformation.We will use our breadth of expertise from basic research to application, policy and engagement to co-produce a trusted, well-evidenced, and practical set of routes, robust to changing future market, policy and social drivers, to evolve the agri-food system towards net zero and sustainability. Marshalling our many existing stakeholder links, we will review and evaluate current options and use Network funding to catalyse new partnerships through retreats, crucibles, workshops, online digital networking and scoping studies to develop system approaches to transformation, reframe the research agenda and undertake novel research projects. We will co-design productive and creative spaces that enable the research community to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and thought leaders through the following framework: 7 Co-Is who govern the Network but are not themselves eligible for funding; 9 Year-1 Champions (with new appointments after Year 1) dynamically forging new connections across research communities; 11 Advisory Board members tasked with challenging business-as-usual thinking; and regular liaison with other stakeholders.
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Added to Database 14/07/22