New Food Security Research Partnership
The University of Nottingham has announced a partnership with the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) to accelerate research to improve global food security.
The University of Nottingham’s Future Food Beacon will work with GODAN to maximise the impact of projects tackling a range of emerging issues across the food system - from mapping micronutrient deficiency to utilising computer technology to improve crop management.
The partnership will allow researchers to connect with partners who can accelerate the impact and uptake of innovations, knowledge, and data, and share with those that use it to improve livelihoods for smallholder farmers and their families.
The Future Food Beacon is undertaking a range of projects that will benefit from partnering with GODAN including: the Geonutrition programme to improve estimates of micronutrient deficiency risks in Ethiopia and South Asia, the Conversion Agricuture project in Africa to better understand soil and water retentiton to help improve farm practice and soil management ,and Digital Agriculture to develop technologies for monitoring crops.