San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Background: Agri-food is an important industry, with the UK agri-food supply chain contributing £97 bn to the economy in 2012. Major challenges face the sector: feeding a rising population, climate change, and the need for sustainable intensification.
“Modern-day applied mathematics can be used with high impact on farm systems and precision agriculture. It provides excellent decision-support tools and brings a degree of rigour to the industry, which has often been lacking in the past. The agricultural industry has been relatively late in choosing to bring mathematics to bear on the processes involved”
- Prof. Graeme Wake, Massey University, New Zealand, Mathematics in Agriculture KTN Workshop (2015).
Format: Representatives from industry will present their problems on the first day. Researchers in mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science and related areas will work together towards practical solutions, and first steps in approaching problems. Early-career academics, PhD students, and postdocs are particularly welcome.
The Problems: The problems to be tackled by the Study Group attendees will be set by SME’s from the Agri-Food sector (from primary production to food processing). The problems (likely to be three) will be announced in due course.
Why take part in the study group?
|Get new research questions||Get new solutions to problems|
|Expand research portfolio||Access to highly qualified individuals|
|Vital contact with industry||Obtain a written summary reoirt|
|Meet other academics from different fields|
Costs to Take Part:
We gratefully acknowledge the financial sponsership of Innovate UK. However to cover some costs, there will be a nominal registration fee of £30 including accommodation and meals. Registration is open until 17th December 2016.
|Sun 15th||Mon 16th||Tues 17th||Weds 18th|
|08:30||Registration||Group Work||Group Work|
|09:10||Industry Problem Presentations|
|11:00||Tea and coffee|
|11:30||Group Work||Review Session||Group Work|
|14:00||Group Work||Group Work||Final Review Presentations|
|15:30||Tea and coffee|
|16:00||Group Work||Group Work|
(Reception for those staying Sunday)