Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector

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Sims, C., Oddy, J., Hibbert, L. E., Newell, A. S., Steel, L., Gibbons, L. R., Caporaso, N., Dumenil, C., Read, S. and Margerison, R. C. P. 2021. Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector. Journal Of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6844

AuthorsSims, C., Oddy, J., Hibbert, L. E., Newell, A. S., Steel, L., Gibbons, L. R., Caporaso, N., Dumenil, C., Read, S. and Margerison, R. C. P.
Abstract

The agri-food sector and supply chain is a foundational component of society and is required for healthy populations across the globe. Feeding the world, not only with enough calories, but with nutritious food that has been sustainably sourced and processed, is a continuous and developing challenge. Despite this, careers in research and development opportunities in the agri-food sector have less visibility in comparison to other sectors, and we argue that agri-food remains under-represented in education and training, from school through to higher education. In this perspective, we explore how diversity in people, skills and education contributes to the agri-food sector, and how fostering this diversity could help to solve some of the big challenges faced in 2021 and beyond. Specific focus is given to education and training schemes, and the lack of agri-food topics in relevant science degrees.(c) 2021 Society of Chemical Industry (SCI).

KeywordsBiotechnology; Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Ecology; Environmental chemistry; Environmental biotechnology
Year of Publication2021
JournalJournal Of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6844
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeCollaborative Training Partnership Studentship with Mondelez International
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online03 Jul 2021
Publication process dates
Accepted30 Jun 2021
PublisherWiley
ISSN0268-2575

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