N8 AgriFood at Lancaster University

Welcome to the Lancaster University N8 AgriFood website

Lancaster University, as part of the HEFCE N8 Agri-Food programme. N8 AgriFood is an interdisciplinary research programme that combines world-leading crop and livestock research with extensive expertise in social sciences in a single research initiative. The programme is focused on ensuring the stability and integrity of national and global agri-food supply chains in the face of environmental and socioeconomic challenges. With a new investment of £16m from the N8 Universities and HEFCE, N8 AgriFood is building on the strength in agri-food research expertise across the N8 Research Partnership to transform food security research. N8 AgriFood combines expertise across the natural and social sciences, including:

  • Soil health
  • Plant biology
  • Crop and biofuel improvement
  • Weed, pest and disease management
  • Livestock health and wellbeing
  • Human and animal nutrition
  • Consumer behaviour and diet choice
  • Globalisation, supply chains, fair trade and food economics
  • Waste and resource management