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Independent Review into Public Sector Food Procurement

May 30, 2024

In March 2024, Will Quince MP was appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, to lead an independent review to enhance public sector food procurement. With the support of a bespoke Defra team, Will looked at how to increase the impact and reach of […]

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Modelling scenarios in collaboration with UEA

September 4, 2023

By Dr Juan Pablo Cordero, research associate at FixOurFood, working on the metrics work package. During the third week of July, Professor Sarah Bridle and I visited Norwich and the University of East Anglia to work with Jez Fredenburgh and Prof. Neil Ward, looking to test the capabilities of AgriFoodPy and the FixOurFood dashboard. Predictions […]

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Building a local food action plan for Sheffield

May 12, 2023

By Christopher Yap, Research Fellow, City, University of London Since the start of the year, FixOurFood has been working with ShefFood, the local food partnership for Sheffield, to develop an innovative, multistakeholder local food action plan for the city. The development of the action plan has brought together almost 100 organisations to recognise and celebrate […]

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Planet Pizza – linking food with climate change

April 21, 2023

By Molly Watson, Department of Envionment and Geography, University of York How do you teach young people about the link between food and climate change? Around a third of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change come from food but how do you communicate that message to primary school children, when it’s not something […]

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Supporting evidence-based practice and knowledge transfer for farmers

December 14, 2022

By Ruth Wade, Research Fellow, University of Leeds As part of the FixOurFood programme, the University of Leeds is researching the impact of regenerative farming systems in Yorkshire. For many farmers, the main aim of regenerative agriculture is to improve soil quality and fertility, and those who have successfully transitioned report significant changes in soil […]

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Unpacking school food supply chains in the public sector

October 13, 2022

By Rebecca Lait, University of York Utilising public procurement as a way to transform the sustainability of the food system holds great potential, especially when focussing on school meals supplied by local authority catering services. This transformative change can impact young people far into their futures, sparking their interest in this topic and teaching them […]

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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 (https://foodresearch.org.uk/) 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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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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