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.


  • Mr. Stefan Fairburn (UoN) is in Ningbo from September 2018 to December 2018.

    Miss. Agata Miezaniec (UoN) is in Shanghai from September 2018 to December 2018.

    Dr. Charfedinne Ayed (UoN) is in Shanghai from September 2018 to December 2018.

    Mr. Diego Orol Gomez (UoN) is in Shanghai from October 2018 to November 2018.


The University of Nottingham

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


The European Union