Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security


The vision and mission of the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security

Our Vision is: Sustainable development in global agriculture and rural land-based and aquatic economies.

Our Mission is: To provide world-leading research, innovation, education, training and consulting, in support of global food and environmental security, sustainable rural development, and animal and human wellbeing.

Achieving this through:

  • Interdisciplinary teaching programmes intended to bridge theory, policy and practice.
  • Research that develops and translates scientific advances into policy and practice.
  • Partnerships across academia, commerce, government, civil society and local communities to form equitable relationships across the global North and South.
  • Communities of practice that advance interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding.
  • Novel teaching and research activities and approaches, through open, cross and trans-disciplinary partnerships across our Schools and Colleges and with partner institutes.

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Key themes

These themes will be underpinned by informatics, data science and modelling capability, which will be applied from gene to global scales.

New appointments

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In 2017 we will make new academic appointments to deliver world-class interdisciplinary research and education programmes from the Academy.