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Feeding the growing population without further harming our fragile planet.

World leaders face an urgent challenge – how to feed our growing population without further harming our fragile planet.

At NTU, researchers have reimagined farming approaches and restructured food production processes to provide the radical solutions required.

We have developed two vertical farming showcases. Using precision control systems and advanced lighting, we can optimise crop production and quality.

We continue to research how to improve crop yields and use resources efficiently to provide fresh, safe, and nutritious food all year round.

From the UK to China, our research is already helping countries commercialise urban farming systems. We are helping to restore confidence in safe, sustainable food production and reduce its impact on climate change.


Sustainable Futures

Our vertical farming research is drawn from the strategic research theme of Sustainable Futures.

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Centre for Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Research

With a growing population putting pressure on the Earth’s resources, plotting the path to a sustainable future has never been more vital. We’re committed to developing research and innovation which can make a meaningful difference, and developing graduates with 21st century skills, scientific knowledge and experience.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

The group focuses on teaching modern production methods and management of plant crops, agronomy and post-harvest issues. We also specialise in delivering the knowledge and skills needed to implement safe practices in the production of food, as well as understanding microbial food spoilage and toxin production.

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