Crops

Efforts to increase crop yields are critical to meeting growing demands for food from a larger, wealthier population.

St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

07th November 2018

 

A multi-disciplinary research conference on the effects of meat and dairy on population health, the economy, society and the environment

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Speaker: Professor James Jones, University of Florida

Date: Thursday, February 13th

Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm, followed by drinks reception

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

About the Talk:

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP) goals are to substantially improve the capabilities for evaluating food security at local to global scales by improving agricultural models and protocol-based methods for using them.

In this talk, Professor James Jones will summarize the overall framework being developed and used by AgMIP contributors globally, with an emphasis on evaluation of technology and policy options for increasing productivity and reducing poverty at multiple scales, taking into account future climate change as well as future trends in other major factors affecting food security. Example results from AgMIP teams in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia will be shown.

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The Oxford Food Security Forum Lunchtime Talks Hilary Term 2013 on Global Food Security, organised by the student-led Oxford Food Security Forum

Speaker: Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford

Title: “Climate Change and Rice in India”

Venue: Queen Elizabeth House, Meeting Room A, 3 Mansfield Road

Date: Week 1, Monday 14 January 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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16-24 June 2018

Oxford Green Week is a city-wide summer festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change

It’s a celebration of all things good and green in our city and aims to show local people how they can save money, get fit and be happy whilst being kind to the environment.

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Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food with Plants for the 21st Century

“Technophobia vs. Technophilia: The Polarized Debate about our Food”

Speaker: Michael Mack, CEO Syngenta

Date: Wednesday November 26 2014

Time: 4-5pm, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

Everyone welcome

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This Oxford Water open afternoon will showcase some of the diverse water research at the University from across the natural, social and engineering sciences

Date: Monday 3 June

Time: 4-5.30pm

Venue: Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, St Aldates, OX1 1DP

Come and meet researchers from the Oxford Water Network, find out what’s going on in other departments, and get a flavour of the opportunities for collaboration.

The afternoon will finish with a drinks reception and nibbles.

All are welcome, including prospective and current students, researchers and faculty, and the general public.

Registration required: bookwhen.com/7seqd

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Department of Plant Sciences Departmental Research Seminars

Convener: Dr I Moore.

Speaker: Professor Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted

Title: ‘Metabolic engineering for the production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in transgenic Camelina - making fish oils in plants’

Date: Thursday, 30th October 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

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Department Of Plant Sciences Departmental Research Seminars

Convener: Dr I Moore.

Speaker: Dr James Hartwell, University of Liverpool

Title: ‘Using de novo ‘omics to elucidate the basis for a complex photosynthetic adaptation: from functional genomics in models to synthetic biology in crops’

Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

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Plant Variety Protection Debates: Connecting Law, Science and Social Science

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