Frank Parkinson lecture
6 Jan 2010, Oxford Farming Conference
On the 6th January 2010 Professor Beddington spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference. His speech was entitled “Key Issues in Agricultural Science” and focussed on the challenge of producing more food on less land with fewer green house gas emissions. Topics covered were:
- The global challenges of increasing population, increasing demand for food, energy and water and climate change;
- Challenges and opportunities for agricultural production;
- The importance of agricultural research in meeting challenges and taking advantage of opportunities.
Professor Beddington used this speech to launch the UK Cross Government Food Research and Innovation Strategy (PDF, 1.4 Mb) .
Download the speech slides (PDF, 3.6 Mb)