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.
Explore the latest news and projects
New vertical farms will tackle global food challenges – and are set to be used by retailers, caterers and schools
Thu 23 Sep 2021
Vertical farm crops donated to help feed the homeless in Nottinghamshire
Mon 30 Mar 2020
Research Blog: Professor Chungui Lu on vertical farming and the urgency of innovative sustainable food production
Thu 21 Nov 2019
Vertical ‘container farms’ can produce bigger and better natural crops
Fri 22 Mar 2019
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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