GFS established an inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral working group of academics and industry experts to consider tipping points within the food system.
The findings of the UK-US Taskforce were presented at a session of the AAAS meeting 2016. The session panel also conducted a briefing on the taskforce findings for US Senate staff.
This work compiled and assessed existing sustainability frameworks in agriculture, highlighting the complexity of Integrated Sustainability Assessment methods and the variability in their characteristics.
Taskforce findings were published in four reports: The taskforce Synthesis Report: Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system; Annex A: Climate and global crop production shocks; Annex B: Review of the responses to food production shocks; Annex C: Country Level Impacts of Global Grain Production Shocks.
The network initiates under the auspices of the OECD Global Science Forum with eight signatory countries as full members.
In 2014, GFS established a UK-US Taskforce on Resilience of the Agri-Food System to Extreme Weather Events in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Science and Innovation Network (SIN).
Sir John Beddington commissioned a report on food system resilience from the UK’s Food Research Partnership, for which GFS coordinated an expert subgroup.
Zinc deficiency affects around 17% of the world’s population, mostly in developing countries. In Pakistan, the most recent national nutrition survey indicated that over 40% of women are zinc deficient. Could using a new type of flour in cooking help tackle this deficiency?
- Date: 5 January 2018
The Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice (for example biological, social, environmental, physical and economic) and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets.