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.
Complex supply chains permeate even local products. Take a typical biscuit-containing chocolate bar from a British shop, manufactured in a British factory. It contains sugar, cocoa, milk, whey, wheat, yeast, salt, palm oil and calcium sulphate (a nutritional additive) which are sourced from all over the world.
Why International Women’s Day is important to the way we think about global food security: a perspective from the Global Challenges Research Fund
On a day like International Women’s Day, it is important to talk about how women’s rights and empowerment cut across various parts of our lives – whether we are women, men, or any other gender – across the world.
- Date: 19 March 2019
Following an intensive masterclass in science communication, Claire Kanja and Lauren McGale have been named the winner and runner-up of the Global Food Security programme’s first ever ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ science communication competition.