The Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (SLC)U will host a panel discussion on evidence-based approaches to sustainability in agriculture.
The future of sustainable agriculture: land sharing or land sparing?
As part of the Festival of Plants, SLCU will host a panel discussion on Friday, May 15th (16:30 to 18:30) on evidence based approaches to agriculture. Given powerful arguments to conserve biodiversity but also increase food production, should we farm intensively on some land sparing the rest for wildlife, or should we farm less intensively on a larger land area with agriculture and wild life sharing the same land?
To discuss these issues, we are hosting a panel discussion. The three panel members have all contributed to this topic from a range of approaches.
- Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of Leaf, UK
- Professor Jane Hill, Department of Biology, University of York
- Professor Charles Godfray, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
The panel-style discussion by moderated by Professor Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory. It will be followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception.
Attendance is free but ticketed. Tickets are available from http://sharing-sparing.eventbrite.co.uk
This event is part of Cambridge University Botanic Garden's Festival of Plants.
The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) is a new research institute funded by the Gatsby Foundation. The aim of the Laboratory is to elucidate the regulatory systems underlying plant growth and development.