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Aims: To use a multi-disciplinary, integrated systems approach to model and assess the resilience of the UK pig industry historically, currently and in the future.

We will develop models to assess how the industry will likely be affected by intensification, fluctuations in consumer demand, climate change and risks associated with global production and international trade.

Project team:
Professor Lisa Collins (PI, University of Leeds), Dr Helen Gray (University of Leeds), Dr Mary Friel (University of Leeds),  Professor Richard Bennet (University of Reading), Dr Simone Pfuderer (University of Reading), Professor Mark Birkin (University of Leeds), Dr Nik Lomax (University of Leeds), Dr Phil Edwards (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Dr Shakoor Hajat (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Professor Nigel Allison (University of Lincoln), Dr Xujiong Ye (University of Lincoln), Dr Lei Zhang (University of Lincoln), Dr Susanna Williamson (APHA), Dr Richard Irvine (APHA), Dr Richard P Smith (APHA), Dr Sara Robertson (APHA).

Start date: 01/02/2017
End date: 01/02/2021
Total value: £2.06M

PigSustain is funded through the Global Food Security's 'Resilience of the UK Food System Programme', with support from BBSRC, ESRC, NERC and Scottish Government.

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