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Exploring Future Land Use: Scenario Workshop

29 Aug 2013

On Thursday, 19 September (12 noon - 5pm) in Manchester at a venue to be announced.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together policymakers, industry stakeholders and academics to discuss and deliberate possible changes to UK land use in response to challenges including climate change, food insecurity and heightening global energy demand.

This scenario workshop is part of The University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) funded project - Fostering Interdisciplinary Research Building upon synergies in Water-Food-Energy (UMRI FIRE). UMRI FIRE aims to develop new collaborations directly in pursuit of seeking sustainable solutions to the challenges such as minimising greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, improving agricultural efficiencies, and rising demand on water and energy use in food supply chains.

Issues to be discussed include: policy challenges, research challenges, the role of industry stakeholders and policymakers in promoting a sustainable future for UK agriculture, land use options in the UK and future actions. This workshop will offer participants the chance to meet with professionals from other fields who share a common goal and to envision collaborative solutions to the multi-faceted challenges facing sustainable agriculture and land use in the UK for the future.


  • 12 noon - 12.30pm Registration and Networking Lunch
  • 12.30 - 12.45pm Introduction and Purpose
  • 12.45 - 3.45pm Land Use Visioning Exercise
  • 3.45 - 4pm Conclusions and Future Actions
  • 4 - 5pm Networking Drinks Reception


Places are limited, so please register for your free place now at:

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