UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with government are pleased to announce a highly ambitious £25 million call for research to fundamentally transform the UK food system, by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre.
This month experts came together for the second meeting of the crop breeding and climate modelling working group. The aim of the working group is to identify ways to protect our food supply in the face of a changing climate and extreme weather.
As the climate crisis escalates, so will its impacts on crop production. To protect our food supply in the face of a changing climate and extreme weather, GFS has launched a working group to improve communication and information sharing between crop breeders and climate modellers.
The Global Food Security programme has published a new horizon scanning report based on the last Science Advisory Group meeting. It highlights the latest contextual developments and research advances relevant to the food system to provide a list of top priority research questions.
The Global Food Security programme has launched a new science communication competition to equip UKRI early-stage researchers with the communication skills to propose and facilitate the necessary changes to transform our food system for health and sustainability.
The GFS-FSR programme aims to support truly interdisciplinary projects that integrate science areas from all of the research councils involved (BBSRC, NERC, ESRC, and Scottish Government) in order to provide the evidence base to underpin the UK’s strategic approach to food security and create a more resource efficient and resilient food system in a changing world.
The principle of joined-up food policy has been circulating for at least twenty years, but now is the time to put it into practice, says Dr Kelly Parsons (City University of London).
- Date: 4 December 2019
The winning team of this year’s Policy Lab on emerging food trends will be awarded £5000 to write a report on “Are we ready for a plant-based diet?”, for publication in 2020.