Nexus thinking for food security research

This workshop report identifies interdisciplinary research priorities and areas for cross-sector collaboration, in order to deliver efficient use of natural resources. It conceptualises the linkages between food, water, energy and land for future resource security and the interactions of these four areas, referred to as the ‘nexus’.

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Food waste within global food systems

This report provides an independent assessment of the state of knowledge in the area of food waste, exploring waste-related issues in both developing and developed countries, with a particular focus on understanding where new approaches and new research may be instrumental in reducing waste.

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Global Food Systems and UK Food Imports: Resilience, Safety and Security

This report details the outcomes of an ESRC Public Policy Seminar discussing the range of factors which affect the stability and resilience of food supply chains in the UK. It highlights how UK food security is inextricably linked to global supply and identifies a set of future research priorities important to ensure UK food imports can be fair, sustainable, resilient and safe.

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Severe weather and UK food chain resilience – Detailed appendix to synthesis report

Following his illustration of the ‘perfect storm’ scenario, Sir John Beddington commissioned GFS to establish a programme of work considering the resilience of the global food system. A report on food system resilience from the UK’s Food Research Partnership was also commissioned, for which GFS coordinated an expert subgroup. This report details the work of this subgroup.

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