BBSRC, Defra and NERC, in partnership with the Sustainable Intensification Research Network (SIRN), are holding a workshop for researchers with interests in or expertise relevant to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture. This workshop aims to build on the legacy of Defra’s Sustainable Intensification and provide opportunities to link with other current sustainable intensification activities. The aims of the workshop are:
- To bring together the wider UK SI community with researchers involved in SIP to facilitate networking and the identification of opportunities for collaboration, building on the legacy of SIP.
- To stimulate the development of high quality research proposals related to SI that address relevant research challenges and explore new ways of approaching SI.
- To raise awareness of relevant Government and Research Council interests and potential funding opportunities.
There is no cost to attend the workshop, overnight accommodation (on 28 February 2018) and meals will be provided free of charge. Attendees will be expected to cover their own travel costs.
The workshop will include:
- The legacy of SIP
- Research challenges (and gaps) to address policy and practice needs for SI
- Scientific opportunities to address those challenges
- Defra and Research Council perspectives and priorities for SI research
- Facilitated networking to explore collaborative opportunities
- Subsequent access (limited to applications led by workshop participants) to modest funding opportunities from SIRN and Defra to facilitate the further development of collaborative proposals
For further information and to apply for a place visit the BBSRC website