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Research strategy in a changing world

Head of Global Food Security (GFS) Riaz Bhunnoo outlines the programme’s plans and policies for the future.

Riaz Bhunnoo

The world is a changing place. The political, scientific, and funding landscapes in which we operate are all evolving, as is the food security challenge.

This shifting context makes developing a new Global Food Security (GFS) programme strategy (PDF 2.7MB) quite complicated.

On the one hand many food security issues remain the same and irrespective of the context still need to be addressed. On the other hand, the way in which research could best be used to address a particular challenge will depend largely on the context. Whilst the latter is probably true in general, the rapidly changing nature of the world we live in gives pause for thought.
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Progress towards affordable, sustainable food production will be made with successful partnerships, says Janet Allen.

On 10 February the UK’s major public funders of food-related research published their coordinated research plan to help the world avoid a food security crisis.

The UK Research Councils, Government departments and other public bodies are co-ordinating their research activities related to food and agriculture through the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, the blog of which you are reading.

The GFS programme aims to provide the world’s growing population with a sustainable and secure supply of safe, nutritious and affordable high quality food from less land and with lower inputs. A short video that encapsulates the problem can be seen on the front page of this website. 
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