An interdisciplinary training network to address key questions in plant development for food security

In Brief

  • Providing sufficient high quality food for an increasing world population is a major global problem. Estimates suggest that 50% more food will be needed by 2050, but this must be produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. The world is facing major challenges to meet the long-term needs for Global Food Security. There is no easy solution to these problems: a concerted effort towards increasing yield, enhancing food quality, whilst avoiding losses and environmental damage is vital. These challenges will be best addressed by interdisciplinary approaches integrating scientific disciplines.


  • Dr. Charfedinne Ayed (UoN) is planning to be in Shanghai from March 2019 to April 2019.



The University of Nottingham

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


The European Union