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

Projects

Research Facilities

3D rendering of Edinburgh and surrounding area in Land Cover Map 2015
The latest land cover information for the UK
Detail from Land Cover plus Crops Map 2015 showing crop types
Digital mapping of arable cropping on an annual basis
Northern Ireland in Land Cover Map 2007
Land cover information for the whole of the UK
Welsh climate manipulation experiment
18-year Welsh climate manipulation experiment receives new infrastructure - continuation of long-term climate change research
Map of UK's most deciduous areas
New hi-tech map reveals the most urban, most wooded and most arable counties
River in Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewing implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive
Professor Alan Gray
British Ecological Society Award made to CEH Fellow Professor Alan Gray in recognition of exceptional voluntary service to the Society and its community

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