Biodiversity and Food Production: The Future of the British Landscape

Watch our biodiversity webinar on replay if you are involved in AgriFood including industry, academia, farmers/growers, government and funders.

Event Details


13.00 - 16.00



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Why Watch?

  • Hear about the challenges around balancing food production and biodiversity promotion from experts
  • Hear from businesses who offer innovative solutions to address some of these challenges
  • Discover new innovation opportunities
  • Learn about potential future funding

Webinar recording and slides are now available

Welcome and Introduction

Scene Setting Presentations

Challenges Faced Panel Session

International Perspectives & Supply Chain Innovations

Funding Opportunities

New Innovations

Find the slides here.


  • 13:00 – Welcome & Introduction
  • 13:10 – Scene Setting Presentations

Bhavani Shankar, University of Sheffield
Catherine Boyd, Defra

  • 13:30 – Q&A
  • 13:40 – Challenges faced by the farming & growing communities – Panel Session
    • Chair: Ruth Bastow, Innovation Director | CHAP
    • Sophie Alexander, Farmer | Hemsworth Farm LLP
    • Jerry Alford, Arable & Soils Advisor | Soil Association
    • Harriet Henrick, Livestock Advisor | NFU
    • Ruth Little | University of Sheffield
    • Bill Parker, Head of Technical Programmes | AHDB
  • 14:10 – Interactive Discussion via Mentimeter
  • 14:20 – Break
  • 14:30 – International Perspectives & Supply Chain Innovations

Frédéric Baudron, CIMMYT
Sarah Blanford & Celia Cole, Sainsbury’s

  • 15:00 – Q&A
  • 15:10 – Funding Opportunities
    • Chris Danks | Innovate UK / UKRI
  • 15:20 – Q&A
  • 15:30 – New Innovations

Bx Technologies
Iceni Earth
Nature Metrics
Seawater Solutions

  • 15:55 – Closing Remarks
This event is in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield.

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