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. Anne Dievart (CIRAD) is now in mobility in SJTU.

    Mr. Francis Baron (UoN) is in SJTU from March 2018 to June 2018.

    Mr. Diego Orol Gomez (UoN) is in SJTU from April 2018 to July 2018.

    Fourth Dissemination Event: January 2019 – Hainan, China.


The University of Nottingham

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


The European Union