The winner for GFS’s 2021 research storytelling competition, Speak UP for Food Security – Five Stories for Change, has been announced. In honour of the UK hosting COP26, this year’s competition aimed to equip UKRI early career researchers with the knowledge and skills to not only inform climate action in the food system, but to inspire it as well.
This scenarios sub-report summarises the outputs of an intergenerational, multi-stakeholder dialogue based on the GFS scenarios report The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios. This report was selected to feed into the UK Member State Dialogue for the 2021 United Nations Food System Summit.
This scenarios report is based on the outputs of a cross-stakeholder scenarios exercise exploring the role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements. The four plausible food system scenarios highlight the potential opportunities, challenges and trade-offs that could arise during food system transformation.
This sub-report provides an overview of the evidence supporting the plausibility of the scenarios in the GFS report: The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: Potential scenarios.
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The Global Food Security programme has published a scenarios report exploring potential transformation pathways to align the UK food system with global agreements. Through stimulating thought and discussion about the future of the UK food system, this report aims to help policymakers navigate uncertainty, facilitate long-term decision-making, and inspire immediate action.
The report from the 2018 Policy Lab winners explores interventions that require little to no personal or psychological effort to discourage meat consumption in the UK.
Mirjam Hazenbosch from the University of Oxford has been named Winner of the 2020 Global Food Security research storytelling competition ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ at Cambridge Science Festival. Nina Goodlad from the University of Dundee won the Public Choice Award.
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.
2021 is a year of converging events; the UK is hosting the COP26 climate change conference, the UN COP15 conference focusing on biodiversity has just passed, and the international year of fruit and vegetables is in full swing. To celebrate these events, Dr Olivia Cousins shares the importance of maintaining and using the biological diversity of vegetable crops so that they can endure the stresses of our changing climate.
- Date: 22 April 2022
The Transforming UK Food Systems Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) programme has awarded 11 new research projects with £14 million in funding, focusing on putting healthy people and a healthy environment at its core.