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.
A new GFS and BBSRC report details the findings from a workshop with stakeholders across the food system, exploring how we could ‘build back better’ and create a more resilient post COVID-19 food network which simultaneously delivers resilience and sustainability.
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- Date: December 2020
This report details findings from a cross stakeholder workshop held by BBSRC and GFS. The report highlights the effects of COVID-19 and shocks the UK food system could face in the future, as well as exploring what a resilient UK food system would look like. The report identifies the key research priorities needed to build UK food system resilience and explores how UKRI can help deliver these.
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