By 2050 there will be an estimated 9.6 billion people on the planet. To feed that many people, we will have to produce nearly twice as much food as we do now. Doing this sustainably, in an efficient, nature-friendly way, is a great challenge.
CEH's long history of research into the wide-ranging impacts of agriculture on the environment feeds into addressing this challenge. Our research ranges from the effects of pesticides on bees, to fertilisers' effect on water quality, to plants' response to nitrogen pollution.
CEH's work on agriculture
- Algal blooms and human health
- The impacts of neonicotinoids on honeybees
- Ecosystem Land Use Modelling & Soil C Flux Trial (ELUM)
- UK Soil Observatory
- Evaluating soil moisture control on surface fluxes
- Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP)