More people, fewer resources
There is increasing pressure on the food chain to feed more people from fewer resources. This requires efficiently managing diminishing resources such as fossil fuels, raw materials and water whilst minimizing effluent (solid, liquid and gas), and reusing or recycling waste.
Improving efficiency of food production
The KTN will seek methods to help industry improve efficiency whilst reducing carbon footprints, energy and water usage, waste and packaging materials. This objective is closely linked to the plant and animal improvement activities of the KTN that impact directly on biological efficiency.
The KTN will examine and inform government on possible and likely causes of interruption of supply (threat of terrorism, water contamination, microbiological or environmental disruption).