New webinar series: Transforming Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

January 2021

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College is delighted to announce the launch of our highly anticipated webinar series in partnership with Liberty Produce. 'Transforming Agriculture and its Workforce for a Sustainable Future' will begin on January 27th.

The three part series will focus on major issues facing global food production systems and the transformations we can expect to see in the immediate future. 

All webinars will feature industry experts and are particularly relevant to viewers interested in sustainable food production.

Notable guests include Dr. Susan McCallum from The James Hutton Institute, Liberty Produce's Knowledge Director Dr. Dylan Banks and Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-TechE. The webinars will include a Q&A session with the speakers at the end of the presentations.

January 27th: The modernisation of agriculture through technological advancement

The first session will be chaired by Dr. Anya Perera, Writtle's Head of School for Sustainable Environments & Design. Dr. Dylan Banks, will discuss the bottlenecks faced in modernisation and solutions that have the potential to transform the sector. Dr. Susan McCallum will present her speed breeding case study, focusing on blueberries. 

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February 24th: Examining food production systems and identifying skills gaps

Webinar 2 will discuss potential solutions to the sustainable economy skills gap.

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March 24th: How to create a fit-for-purpose workforce in a sustainable economy

The third and final webinar of our introductory series will ask how we can develop a workforce that will be fit for purpose with our a sustainable economy.

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Each of the three webinars will include prominent industry figures and will welcome all viewers with an interest in sustainable production. All online events will be free-of-charge, in line with WUC and Liberty Produce's ongoing commitment to education and knowledge-sharing.

Sponsorship is provided by EIRA, a groundbreaking project that supports innovation in the East of England.