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£1.8 million to help bolster resilience of UK food system

Global Food Security is funding a further £1.8 million of interdisciplinary research to increase resilience of the UK food system in the final phase of the ‘Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context’ programme.

This is the final phase of the £15 million programme and brings the total number of projects funded to 13. A broad range of challenges are being addressed; these cover such diverse topics as livestock and dairy production, the role of phosphorus, water risks to the UK’s fresh fruit and vegetable supply and gaining a better understanding of consumer beliefs, values and choices.

The 3 new funded projects in the programme are:

  • Rurban Revolution: Can ruralising urban areas through greening and growing create a healthy, sustainable and resilient food system? - Lead PI: Dr Jessica Davies
  • Diverseafood: Evaluating the potential of multi-trophic aquaculture to improve nutrition and ecosystem sustainability in the UK - Lead PI: Dr Sofia Cota Franco
  • T-GRAINS: Transforming and Growing Relationships within regional food systems for Improved Nutrition and Sustainability - Lead PI: Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy, Cardiff University

‘Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context’ is driven by the UK’s Global Food Security programme, with funding from UK Research and Innovation’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Scottish government.

For more information:
Global Food Security
www.foodsecurity.ac.uk


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