The interconnected nature of the global food system means local shocks or changes can cause impacts in other regions. To mitigate and adapt to these we need a better understanding of where food supply chains are vulnerable and where they show resilience. This project examines how the global food system deals with shocks and changes while the research aims will develop our understanding of the impact that these events have on the UK food system.
Outputs from RUGS
- Losses, inefficiencies and waste in the global food system
- Rethinking food waste for a healthier planet
- Could consumption of insects, cultured meat or imitation meat reduce global agricultural land use?
- Food supply and bioenergy production within the global cropland planetary boundary
- Adaptation of global land use and management intensity to changes in climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide
- Achievement of Paris climate goals unlikely due to time lags in the land system
- Why the US–China trade war spells disaster for the Amazon
- Beyond land cover change: Towards a new generation of Land Use Models
- The vulnerabilities of agricultural land and food production to future water scarcity
- Transforming agricultural land use through marginal gains in the food system
- Comparing the impact of future cropland expansion on global biodiversity and carbon storage across models and scenarios
- The role of global dietary transitions for safeguarding biodiversity
- Impacts of future agricultural change on ecosystem service indicators
- Modelling Food Security: Bridging the Gap between the Micro and the Macro Scale
- Meeting the food security challenge for nine billion people in 2050: What impact on forests?
- UK food system resilience tested by COVID-19