A (brief) history of the STFC Food Network+
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Food Network+ (SFN) brings together STFC researchers and facilities with research and industry in the agri-food sector.
The objectives of the SFN are:
What do we do?
The SFN is building an interdisciplinary community working to provide a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious, and affordable high-quality food using less land, with reduced inputs, and in the context of global climate change and declining natural resources. We fund projects that put STFC capabilities to work in the AgriFood industry.
What success means to us:
For us, a successful SFN would have instigated multiple new projects between STFC research and facilities and food research and industry, that would not have happened without the SFN. We would like the seed funding provided by the SFN to enable these projects to become self-sustaining beyond the SFN. We want the SFN to have built cross disciplinary communities who understand the skill sets and challenges facing each other, and which engage to solve agri-food problems.
SFN Festival for COP26
SFN Conference 2021
Annual Meeting 2019
Launch Meeting 2017