Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context (GFS-FSR)

The ‘Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context’ (GFS-FSR) is a major five-year programme, launched in 2016. It is funded by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC and Scottish Government.

The research addresses three themes

  • Optimising the productivity, resilience and sustainability of agricultural systems and landscapes
  • Optimising the resilience of food supply chains
  • Influencing food choice at individual and household level to both improve health and enhance food systems resilience


The programme aims to help policymakers and practitioners improve the understanding of where the major vulnerabilities of the UK food system lie and how its resilience to environmental, biological, economic, social and geopolitical shocks can be enhanced.

Across UK universities and institutes, 13 collaborative research projects are producing new evidence and recommendations for policy and practice. These will help create a more efficient and resilient UK food system in a rapidly changing world. The results will help to identify and develop interventions to strengthen UK food security.

GFS-FSR Programme website

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