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'Food System Resilience' Programme Coordination Award made to support knowledge exchange and translate research outputs
GFS and the ‘Food System Resilience’ programme partners are pleased to announce that Dr John Ingram and his team at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford have been awarded the programme coordination award.
The Food System Resilience programme is a five year interdisciplinary research programme aiming to address a major food security challenge: ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’.
The program coordinator will be instrumental in building links among the awarded research projects and other stakeholders, translating research outputs and raising the programme’s external visibility.
Dr John Ingram said: ‘The importance of research to help increase the resilience of the UK's food system cannot be underestimated. I am therefore delighted to be able to contribute to this GFS Programme, and very much look forward to working with the research grant awardees and other stakeholders to help maximise the value of this GFS investment.’
The programme is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Scottish Government (SG).
BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.
Funded by Government, BBSRC invested £473 million in world-class bioscience, people and research infrastructure in 2015-16. We support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
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