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FixOurFood Hybrid Business subsystem: Summer highlights and Achievements

June 12, 2024

Our mission to promote sustainability in the food supply chain continues to gain momentum through various knowledge exchange and outreach activities. Read about our recent updates on our research, initiatives and collaborations aimed at fostering awareness, innovation, and sustainable practices in the food sector. Yorkshire Grain Alliance: Promoting Sustainable Grain Practices The Yorkshire Grain Alliance […]

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The FixOurFood Agrifood Calculator and the AgriFoodPy package.

June 11, 2024

The FixOurFood metrics team has recently released the latest revision of the FixOurFood Agrifood Calculator, an interactive tool to explore the effects of food system interventions on selected environmental and land use metrics. This release includes the addition of a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) model, where Direct-Air Capture (DACCS) and Bioenergy (BECCS) are proposed […]

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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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Regenerative Agriculture Workshop 7-8 May 2024

May 20, 2024

On 7 and 8 May, researchers from the FixOurFood (led by the University of York) and H3 (healthy soils, healthy food, healthy people led by the University of Sheffield) research projects came together with farmers and allied organisations to ‘Share Experiences of Regenerative Agriculture’. The event was supported by funds from the Transforming UK Food […]

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YESI International Fellows Scheme 2023/2024

April 16, 2024

The FixOurFood Hybrid Business team has been awarded an YESI International Fellows Scheme 2023/2024 We are thrilled to announce an exciting new  collaboration. Three members of the FixOurFood hybrid business team have won a YESI fellowship grant which allows for an international partnership with the University of Kumasi in Ghana, marking a significant milestone in […]

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Student Spotlight: Beckie Lait presents her research at sustainability conferences

March 27, 2024

Read about Beckie Lait’s experience presenting her research at two sustainability conferences in Leeds and London Interview carried out with the Environmental Sustainability at York (ESAY) department at The University of York   Beckie Lait, who is currently undertaking a PhD in Management with FixOurFood at the University of York, recently presented her research at […]

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Regenerative Systems

January 22, 2024

Regenerative Systems by Sam Buckton We increasingly hear people talking about ‘transformation’ in the context of food system change, with the aim of overcoming the many crises associated with our current food systems, from food insecurity to environmental degradation. Transformation suggests a fundamental, systemic change. But what should transformation aim towards? People find it difficult […]

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Leveraging knowledge-policy interfaces for food systems transformation in the UK: lessons from civil society

December 19, 2023

Leveraging knowledge-policy interfaces for food systems transformation in the UK: lessons from civil society In the UK, a wide range of knowledge and evidence supports the development of food policy. And yet the relationships between knowledge, research, evidence, and policy are only partially understood. The term, ‘knowledge-policy interfaces,’ describes the power-laden processes, spaces, and structures […]

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Citizen Scientists Present Free School Meal Allowance Findings to MPs at Parliament Event

December 19, 2023

The Food Foundation and FixOurFood Empowers Young People in Advocacy for Change   In a groundbreaking event on November 29th, 2023, citizen scientists participating in The Food Foundation and FixOurFood programme took centre stage in the UK Parliament. Their mission: to present comprehensive findings and insights regarding the Free School Meal allowance, aiming to drive critical […]

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