The expansive UK food system has been mapped and quantified in a new report that reveals both the value of the agri-food sector and the multiple challenges it faces.
An interactive summary of the Mapping the UK Food System report
We need to think differently about food. Poor diet is the biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide, leading to 1 in 7 deaths in Britain every year. Human biology is failing to keep pace with the increasingly obesogenic food environment, with foods high in fat, sugar and salt making up just over half of all meals consumed in the average UK household.
The programme will produce a variety of activities and outputs as research projects commence
The Food Systems SPF Programme is led by the Global Food Security Programme (GFS) and supported by UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF)
This page contains details of the research funded under the Transforming UK Food Systems Programme
The Transforming the UK Food System for Healthy People and a Healthy Environment SPF Programme is a £47.5m interdisciplinary programme of research that will help to transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre.
New GFS policy lab report explores how adopting a multifunctional landscapes approach can optimise the ecosystem services provided by our landscapes and boost food system resilience in the UK.
This report explores how UK landscapes can be managed to deliver multiple services, synthesising the current state of knowledge to provide a set of recommendations that can be used to inform future UK agricultural policy.
- Date: 7 January 2021
- Author(s): Christopher Waite, Sajeev Mohankumar, Rebecca Martin, Michael Norman
The 2019 Policy Lab winners present their new report which identifies the potential impacts of the emerging trend of plant-based diets on the UK food system. Here the team give a ‘behind the scenes’ to their process of writing a Think Piece, how they successfully engaged with stakeholders, and why now is the opportune time to be discussing plant-based diets.
- Date: 21 December 2020
A new GFS and BBSRC report details the findings from a workshop with stakeholders across the food system, exploring how we could ‘build back better’ and create a more resilient post COVID-19 food network which simultaneously delivers resilience and sustainability.