Final GFS Food System Resilience Conference 2021 and 2022

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This conference, co-sponsored by OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme (CRP), marked the culmination of the Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context (GFS-FSR), the £14.5 million, five-year research programme. Due to Covid guidelines, the event took place in December 2021 and April 2022.

Keynote speakers from academia, industry and government, working on food resilience in the UK and internationally, shared resilience insights and examples. Conference workshops were designed to stimulate discussions in operationalising the resilience concepts evidenced by the research.


Programme learning and reflections & Enhancing food system resilience in practice
7-8 December 2021

7 December focused on sharing learning and reflections from this major multi-disciplinary project. Participants, including programme researchers, funders and stakeholders from policy, industry and civil society, discussed outputs and the nature of future research into enhancing food system resilience.

8 December comprised a mix of keynote presentations and breakout groups to reflect on key programme insights. Pathways to enhancing food system resilience in practice were also discussed.

OECD-CRP National Viewpoints Event
5-6 April 2022

The final part of the conference had an international focus. Leading scientists from Australasia, north and south America and Europe critiqued the UK programme’s work and added insights on food system resilience from their own national perspectives.

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