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The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Land Sharing or Land Sparing?

A panel discussion on evidence-based approaches to sustainability in agriculture
When May 15, 2015
from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Auditorium, Sainsbury Laboratory 47 Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR
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Given powerful arguments to conserve biodiversity but also increase food production, should we farm intensively on some land sparing the rest for wildlife, or should we farm less intensively on a larger land area with agriculture and wildlife sharing the same land?

 Brief introductory remarks from the panellists will be followed by a chaired discussion with the audience and a drinks reception. The panel members are:

  • Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of Leaf, UK
  • Professor Jane Hill, Department of Biology, University of York
  • Professor Charles Godfray, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • Professor Ottoline Leyser of the Sainsbury Laboratory will chair the discussion

 This event is free but ticketed. Tickets are available here: http://sharing-sparing.eventbrite.co.uk