Sustainable Production

Sustainable Production and Consumption

Nishikant Mishra
Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
Professor Nishikant Mishra
Professor

The Challenge

We are committed to promoting interdisciplinary research and innovative knowledge exchange activities for the sustainable production and consumption of food.

The Approach

Our mission is to enhance local and global food security by stimulating and disseminating evidence-based knowledge and technology to farmers, food producers, processors, retailers, consumers and policy makers.

Sustainable Production and Food Consumption

OUR AIMS

  • To address challenges pertaining to physical, socio-economic and cultural access to safe and nutritious food that meets communities' dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life
  • To bridge the gap between the development and the adoption of research outcomes to increase the livelihoods of smallholder farmers
  • To increase research coordination and collaboration, to facilitate the transition and translation of theoretical as well as empirical findings into policy frameworks and practices

Projects

Rice fields

Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies

This project will define the requirements for a second Green Revolution in India, set the policy agenda and define a research programme focused on sustainable crop production and sustainable resource use. It will empower, educate and improve nutrition for rural female farmers and labourers, engage rural youth and develop entrepreneurship and identify appropriate crops and cropping practices for contrasting climatic regions.

Beef

Improving Efficiency and Reducing Waste in the Beef Supply Chain

Considerable amounts of fresh beef are discarded before sale and in the home because of discolouration. The subject of waste and improving economic and environmental efficiency in meat supply chains is an area of utmost importance with major opportunities for improvement. The project aims to enable innovations that will increase efficiency in processing and distribution and reduce wastage in the beef supply chain by improvements in eating quality, meat spoilage and increased colour shelf life.

Sustainable Production and Food Consumption

Design of a Field Trial to Test and Validate the Performance of Cattle BCG Vaccine and Associated DIVA Diagnostic Test in England And Wales

The current test to diagnose TB in cattle cannot differentiate between vaccinated cattle and infected cattle, so trials need to be designed to show if a new diagnostic test will work any better under field conditions. The new test must accurately differentiate vaccinated cattle from those naturally infected with TB to help control the disease.

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GCRF: Growing Research Capability, (2017-2021), Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies, amount awarded: £7, 834, 714 (Co-PI)

Technology Strategy Board (TSB), (2013-2017), Improving Efficiency and Reducing Waste in the Beef Supply Chain, amount awarded: £2,790,015 (Co-PI)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), (2014-2015), Design of a Field Trial to Test and Validate the Performance of Cattle BCG Vaccine and Associated DIVA Diagnostic Test in England And Wales, amount awarded: £198,015 (Co-PI)

British Council, Food Security, Research Links Workshop, (2013), amount awarded: £32,000 (Co-PI)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), (2012-2013), Sparking Impact Grant, Maximising the Commercial Opportunities of Natural Product-Based Drug Discovery at Aberystwyth, amount awarded: £16,000 (Co_PI)

Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), (2013-2014), Lamb Efficiency Calculator, Amount Awarded: £3,760.00 (PI)

Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), (2012-2013), Lamb Feed Management Calculator, amount awarded: £5,760 (PI)

Members

Outputs and publications

Mishra N et al, 'Big data cloud computing framework for low carbon supplier selection in beef supply chain', Journal of Cleaner Production, Impact Factor 5.715 (accepted for publication)

Mishra N, Singh A, Rana N P and Dwivedi Y, 'Interpretive Structural Modelling Approach for Customer Centric Beef Supply Chain: Application of Big Data Technique', Production Planning and Control, ABS 3* ranking (accepted for publication)

Mishra N, Singh A, 'Twitter analytics: Identifying the root causes of waste in the food supply chain', Annals of Operations Research, ABS 3* ranking (accepted for publication)

Singh A, Mishra N, Ali S, Shukla N, Shanker R, 'Cloud computing technology: Reducing carbon footprint in beef supply chain', International Journal of Production Economics, 164, pp 462-471, ABS 3* ranking (2015)

Singh A, Shukla N, Mishra N, 'Social media data analytics for supply chain management in food industries', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, ABS 3* ranking (accepted for publication)

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