Applications now CLOSED for GFS’ annual research storytelling competition that challenges early career researchers to not only inform food system change, but to inspire it.
Maia Elliott (Global Food Security) discusses why narrative is a powerful tool for communicating and navigating the complexities of our food system in a time of misinformation, and outlines the rationale behind the Speak Up for Food Security project.
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.
A new policy brief from the ‘Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context’ (GFS-FSR) programme addresses the insecurity of the UK food system and examines pathways to making the food system more resilient to shocks and stresses.
The Global Food Security programme has published a policy brief ahead of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), held in Katowice, Poland.
This policy brief conveys five key messages for this year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (COP24), based on the outputs of GFS’ Paris-compliant healthy food systems workshop.
IKnowFood, one of the projects in the Global Food Security’s Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context programme has helped to shape the Co-op’s new Future of Food ambition.
On 15 October a Taskforce of academics, industry and policymakers attended a GFS workshop in London to discuss and develop four different 2050 food system scenarios that meet the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This project will aim to characterise the obstacles that hinder the effective communication of complex systems, identify strategies to overcome these and equip systems-thinkers with the tools to articulate the complexity of our food system to a broad range of stakeholders.
This project will explore how 21st century data technologies could improve transparency, safety, authenticity and traceability within the food system.
At the first meeting the Taskforce identified a list of critical uncertainties for our future food system.
The aim of the GFS Spotlight Award was to deliver a range of interactive workshops spanning the food system to year 4 to year 6 students in eight different schools, culminating in an interschool competition. The workshops covered different aspects of the global food security challenge, including food waste reduction, insect pollinators, diet choices and climate change.
A more diverse aquaculture sector could contribute to healthier, more environmentally friendly diets, but how palatable would the UK public find this step change? asks Dr Sofia Franco.
- Date: 28 February 2020
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with government recently launched a £5 million call to support a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) focused on developing the next generation of interdisciplinary food systems thinkers.