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.
Following a competitive selection process last month, 12 UKRI-funded early career researchers working across the UK food system attended the GFS Speak Up for Food Security masterclass in central London on 26-27th February.
The winner and runner-up of the GFS Speak Up for Food Security research communication competition presented ‘The Problem with Food’ alongside Maia Elliott (GFS) at the popular science festival earlier this month.
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.
Dr Melanie Collins, International Coordinator and Strategy Manager for the Global Food Security Programme and Chair of School Governors, explores the role schools have in tackling future food security challenges.
Dr Emma Roe discusses the relationship between men and meat, and how unravelling this can help contribute to a more sustainable food system.
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.
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.
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Unintended consequences of cash crop production in Eastern Uganda demonstrate the need for holistic thinking and multi-pronged action
Sugarcane production is a major industry in Uganda, however growing the cash crop often has negative impacts for local farmers. Denis Muwanguzi explains why holistic thinking and multi-pronged action are needed.
- Date: 27 April 2020
New GFS policy lab report explores how adopting a multifunctional landscapes approach can optimise the ecosystem services provided by our landscapes and boost food system resilience in the UK.