Dr Laurence Smith

Photo, Dr Laurence Smith,Dr Laurence Smith,
Royal Agricultural University

Laurence Smith is Lecturer in Agroecology at The Royal Agricultural University. His research focuses on the development and application of tools and metrics for farm-system level sustainability assessment.

His PhD research assessed the production and greenhouse gas impacts of a 100% conversion to organic production methods in England and Wales and Laurence is co-author of the sustainability assessment tool, the Public Goods tool (PG tool). The PG tool has been applied on over 500 farms across Europe to assess diverse aspects of sustainability within a range of environmental and socio-economic contexts.

Laurence is currently a contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) steering group, the Defra Environmental Land Management (ELM) Agronomist Working Group and the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC). He is currently leading and contributing to work-packages and tasks within the EU Horizon 2020 project iSAGE, the FACCE-JPI project SustainFARM and the Global Food Security Programme project SEEGSLIP.