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2022

Future Trade Scenarios and the Impact on Agricultural Economies

This report from the International Sustainable Temperate Agriculture Network (TempAg) uses a scenario exercise to explore how economic, social, environmental and political drivers may impact future trade, and how these in turn might shape agricultural economies, and their research agendas, globally.

TempAg was an international collaborative research network established to increase the impact of agricultural research in the world’s temperate regions. The network was established in April 2015 with support from the OECD Global Science Forum. The network’s activity was jointly coordinated by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme and INRA (National Institute of Agricultural Research, France).

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A tool in the toolkit: Can true cost accounting remove siloed thinking about food loss and waste?

This Think Piece explores the social, economic and environmental costs of food loss and waste. The report sets out policy recommendations to reduce the food that is wasted throughout the food system based around the principles of True Cost Accounting.

This work was funded by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme as part of the GFS Policy Lab, in which Early Career Researchers compete to write a policy-facing report for the programme.

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2021

Food Systems Transformation: What’s in the policy toolbox?

This report from the ‘Transforming UK Food Systems Programme’ presents an overarching map of policy levers, a simplified categorisation of types of policy lever, and analysis of policy lever interactions, offering a common ‘toolbox’ organising framework to be used to support cross-system conversations, research and action.

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The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: multi-stakeholder dialogue

This scenarios sub-report summarises the outputs of a multi-stakeholder dialogue based on the scenarios in the GFS report The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios.

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The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: supporting evidence

This sub-report provides an overview of the evidence supporting the plausibility of the scenarios in the GFS report The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios.

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The role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements: potential scenarios

This scenarios report is based on the outputs of a cross-stakeholder scenarios exercise exploring the role of the UK food system in meeting global agreements. The four plausible food system scenarios highlight the potential opportunities, challenges and trade-offs that could arise during food system transformation, with the aim of stimulating thought and discussion about the future of the UK food system to inform long-term decision-making.

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Is the UK ready for plant-based diets?

This Think Piece explores the emerging trend of plant-based diets and their impact on the UK food system. The report identifies what steps are needed to support the transition, capitalising on the benefits and minimising the risks the trend presents.

This work was funded by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme as part of its Policy Lab, in which Early Career Researchers compete to write a policy-facing report for the programme.

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