In the UK, fresh fruit and vegetables are eaten all year round. These are often grown in the driest parts of the UK or imported from countries where water resources are under stress, for example Spain, South Africa, Morocco and Peru.
This project, Increasing resilience to water-related risks in the UK fresh fruit and vegetable system (FF&V), explores resilience across the value chain to three kinds of risk related to water: its physical availability (which might affect production, so raising prices); reputational risks (when environmental issues are highlighted in the media); and regulatory risks (such as restrictions on irrigation due to drought).
Outputs from FF&V
- The exposure of a fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain to global water-related risks
- Increasing resilience of the UK fresh fruit and vegetable system to water-related risks
- Resilience of Primary Food Production to a Changing Climate: On-Farm Responses to Water-Related Risks
- Rapid Games Designing; Constructing a Dynamic Metaphor to Explore Complex Systems and Abstract Concepts
- PODCAST: What is water? Food security & the moral diet debate
- Managing irrigation under pressure: How supply chain demands and environmental objectives drive imbalance in agricultural resilience to water shortages
- Fruit and Veg vs. the Future game 2019