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RUGS – Resilience of the UK food system to global shocks

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An increasing global population needs more food, fuel and shelter than ever before, with changes in demand shifting production towards commodities that are more land intensive to supply.

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

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