Leading experts from the UK and in developing countries across the world are joining forces to tackle some of the most serious global challenges in a new multidisciplinary research programme launched today.
GFS has launched a major interdisciplinary research programme “Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context” (GFS-FSR). Co-designed by funders and stakeholders, it aims to help policymakers and practitioners optimise the resilience of the UK’s food system to environmental, biological, economic, social and geopolitical shocks.
Most British adults report that the effects of climate change would encourage them to change their diet
According to a recent public survey commissioned by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, many British adults recognise that the food system is a key contributor to climate change and would change their diets as a result of climate change.
UK scientists, in collaboration with groups in Europe and the US, have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops.
Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from BBSRC, submitted an application 3 November 2016 to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for permission to carry out GM field trials on the Rothamsted Farm between 2017 and 2019.
January 2017 sees the launch of a new 5-year project BBSRC Brassica, Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO), funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has published a new report providing evidence for the existence of environmental tipping points and exploring the potential consequences for global food security.
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has published a new report considering healthy food systems that could function within the boundaries of the Paris Agreement, following a workshop in September 2016.
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from early career researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on multi-functional landscapes.
GFS and the ‘Food System Resilience’ programme partners are pleased to announce that Dr John Ingram and his team at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford have been awarded the programme coordination award.
Projects including research into protecting crops from pests and increasing tolerance to adverse weather conditions will share the funding.
The Global Food Security (GFS) Programme has published a new report, describing how the UK and China could work together to tackle the effects of extreme weather on the food system.
If the fruit sector were a game, what would it be like? Monopoly – rich get richer, poor get poorer? Snakes and Ladders – it’s all down to luck? Dungeons and Dragons – highly complex and best directed by experts? Or maybe like Twister – needing strength and flexibility?
- Date: 7 August 2018
With livestock production losses due to FMD costing an estimated $2.3 billion each year in Africa, affecting food security, national economies, and the livelihoods of livestock keepers – 85% of which live in extreme poverty – this targeted vaccination programme could help alleviate poverty in eastern Africa.