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 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.
In this month’s guest blog, Hélèna Dove (Kew) explores how we can improve the sustainability of our feasting by getting the most out of our fruits and vegetables.
- Date: 4 December 2019
The winning team of this year’s Global Food Security Policy Lab on emerging food trends will be awarded £5000 to write a report on “Are we ready for a plant-based diet?”, which will be published in 2020.