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Author: Anthonia James

FixOurFood awarded funds to collaborate with Maastricht University

June 29, 2022

The University of York and Maastricht University launched a partnership in 2017 to establish joint research projects, teaching collaborations, knowledge exchange, student exchanges, and to share best practice among their staff. These research and education programmes were supported by a €3m joint investment to encourage and facilitate innovations to tackle challenges to developing a more sustainable […]

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Leaked Strategy vs Published Strategy: A Side by Side Analysis

June 15, 2022

By Dr Chris Yap, FixOurFood Research Fellow. City University, London. This blog was first published by the Food Research Collaboration ( FixOurFood policy researcher, Christopher Yap compared the leaked and the published versions of the Food Strategy White Paper. Here he looks at five key differences and what they tell us about policy-making. The long-awaited Government […]

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MBE awarded to Jan Thornton

June 7, 2022

Congratulations to Jan Thornton who has been awarded an MBE for her outstanding efforts and services to rural communities. Jan is a key collaborator and supporter of our activities with hybrid business models, sharing her valuable experience and connections across the region to help us progress our aims. This award is well deserved considering her […]

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Connecting art, community, and healthy eating through HAF funding

May 25, 2022

By Greg McGee, Director of New Visuality As a recipient of Holiday and Activity Programme funding (HAF) I was delighted to be asked by the FixOurFood programme to write this blog. Our interests align given their previous evaluation and recommendations regarding the continuation of the funding and I’m happy to share my recent experience delivering […]

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Why the issue of land must be central to UK food systems transformation.

May 3, 2022

Aerial view of vast wheat fields

By Dr Christopher Yap, Research Fellow. City, University of London Issues of food and land are inseparable. And yet the relationships between land, space, planning, and food systems are too-often marginal within food systems debates. In this piece we consider the role of land in leveraging change towards fairer and more sustainable food systems and […]

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Leveraging public procurement to localise the food system

April 6, 2022

fresh plums in cardboard boxes

By Dr Ulrike Ehgartner, Research Associate Every year, the UK spends 2.4 billion pounds on public food procurement, which equates to 5.5% of total food sales. Public food procurement refers to the foods bought by the government with the use of public funds. It provides the meals served at public institutions such as schools, hospitals, […]

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