Applications have now closed for GFS’s 2021 research storytelling competition. In honour of the UK hosting COP26, this year’s competition aims 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.
To celebrate the 2021 UN International Youth Day, on Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health, GFS presents blog posts from young people involved in transforming the UK food system. 17 year old Emily Yanchuk, vice chair of Bite Back’s youth board, shares how youth are key agents of transformational change in the food system, and the importance of the youth voice.
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.
Coinciding with the 2021 United Nations Food System Pre-Summit (26-28 July), the Global Food Security programme has published its new multi-stakeholder dialogue report. The report was selected to feed into the official UK Member State Dialogue for the UN Food System Summit.
Today on Food Safety Day (7th June) we highlight a variety of ongoing work across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and some of our GFS partners which is bringing together insights from across science, business and society to ensure safe, sustainable food for all.
Winners of the GFS 2020 ‘Speak Up for Food Security’ competition, Mirjam Hazenbosch and Nina Goodlad, describe their experiences of converting their PhD research into captivating stories, and the benefits of doing so.
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.
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: 1 December 2021
The Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context (GFS FSR) research programme, launched in 2016 by the Global Food Security programme, has outlined multiple approaches to enhancing resilience in its final programme report.