UK Cross-Government Food Research and Innovation Strategy
Published by the UK Government Office for Science
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This Strategy sets out how the Government plans to maximise the contribution of research and innovation to meet its goals on food, responding to the need for stronger links between research activities across the public sector.
It outlines how research councils, government departments and other stakeholders will better coordinate their research initiatives to address food security issues in the UK and globally. Actions include a major study looking over the long term at the ability of global food systems and a doubling of research investment in agriculture in developing countries by DFID.
A Food Research Group of key public sector funders of food-related research, and a Food Research Partnership of stakeholders from the research community, NGOs and the agri-food industry have been tasked with informing and implementing the strategy. As one of its activities, The Food Research Partnership will review the UK’s international engagement on agri-food research and advise on priorities, opportunities and areas for strengthening and report by June 2010.
Website covering the food security agenda, facts and figures, current research activity, global issues and the scientific challenges ahead.