The Global Food Security programme, involving BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra, FSA and the Scottish Government, has made £14M available for research on Resilience of the UK food system in a global context.
Deadline: 27 October 2015.
The programme will fund research in one or more of the following themes:
1. Optimising the productivity, resilience and sustainability of agricultural systems and landscapes
At the core of this theme is understanding the relationship and trade-offs between resilience, sustainability to deliver production systems balancing the provision of food with other ecosystem services. This will help address the challenge of feeding a growing population sustainably; ensuring improved environmental, social and economic outcomes.
2. Optimising resilience of food supply chains both locally and globally
This theme is focused on understanding the economic, environmental, biological and social factors affecting the food supply chain, and the interplay between these, to increase resilience of the food system at a local-to-global level.
3. Influencing food choice for health, sustainability and resilience at the individual and household level
Central to this theme is understanding the drivers behind food choices and how these impact on the wider food system and production, in order to identify interventions that result in in provision of nutritious and sustainable food in more resilient and equitable ways.
The deadline to apply is 27 October 2015.
For more details and how to apply visit the BBSRC website.
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