Public Lecture by Prof Agustin del Prado, Basque Centre for Climate Change

Please see below details for the next NRN-LCEE public lecture at Bangor University. All welcome.

‘The Quest for the Holistic Grail of Sustainable Intensification’

Prof. Agustin del Prado

Basque Centre for Climate Change

Date, Time & Location:

Wednesday 11 July

Location:       PONTIO Arts Centre, Deiniol Road, Bangor LL57 2TQ

17.00:             Free drinks reception, Pontio Level 2
17:30-18:30:  Public lecture, Pontio Lecture Theatre PL2, Level 2

This lecture is free to attend and open to the public. There is no need to book a seat.

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In this lecture, Professor Agustin del Prado will provide some examples of the issues surrounding sustainable intensification. The examples illustrate conflicting outcomes of following different strategies towards sustainable intensification in ruminant-based systems

Sustainable intensification is based upon 3 fundamental assumptions: 1) More food to feed a growing and richer population; 2) the arable land base cannot be expanded and 3) agricultural production must become more sustainable and resource-efficient. One way to achieve intensification in ruminant-based livestock systems is, for example, through having more efficient animals, e.g. by improving feed, housing and selective breeding. Many propose this also as a way to achieve sustainability. Can this be true at all different levels, from the animal, to the farm and regionally?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 This lectures is part of the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) public lecture series.

Publication date: 5 July 2018