Policy brief: Exploring the resilience of the UK food system in a global context

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The GFS-FSR policy brief Exploring the resilience of the UK food system in a global context highlights the complexity of the UK food system.

The report considers the notion of resilience from a number of angles:

  • Robustness: the ability of the food system to resist disruptions to desired outcomes
  • Recovery: the ability of the food system to return to desired outcomes following disruption
  • Re-orientation: the ability of food system actors to accept alternative outcomes following disruption

It also outlines different pathways towards food system resilience:

  • Adapting food system activities, e.g. processing or consuming food differently
  • Adapting food system drivers, e.g. changing food production policies or subsidies
  • Adapting our expectations of what we want from food systems, e.g. a different balance between profit and environmental outcomes

Download the policy brief: Exploring the resilience of the UK food system in a global context PDF (16 pages, 2.5 mb. Opens in a new tab.)

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