Lancaster University

Plant science applied to water shortage, crop yield and global food security


Tackling head on the global challenge of feeding seven billion people in an environmentally sustainable manner, the University’s Plant Sciences Group has leveraged the chemical signalling in plants to remarkable effect. Its innovative research has improved irrigation and optimised yield, saving water in the driest regions of the world. In turn, this has increased profitability for farmers and produced better conditions for local inhabitants, with important implications for fighting the effects of climate change.