Large-scale interdisciplinary research programmes emerging from initiatives like the Global Challenges Research Fund pose different challenges in measuring impact than traditional research grants. Dr Helen Coskeran explains understanding how and why research has created change is central to such programmes.
Dr Stephen Whitfield highlights why history and current circumstances are key to informing radical food systems’ transformation – the kinds of changes necessary to meet the SDGs and maintain a safe and just planet for future generations.
Effective collaboration is key to tackling the ‘grand challenges’ we face before time runs out. According to Professor Tim Benton, shifting our thinking to a systems approach is critical for our success.
Models do much more than predict crop yields – they share meaningful insight on the impacts of climate change. Professor Andy Challinor dives into the thought-process behind iFEED, a new tool to tackle climate change, food security and dietary health in Africa.
By Professor Caroline Orfila, School of Food Science and Nutrition & Global Food and Environment Institute, University of Leeds Can the African Food System be both climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive? This is a question that I have been researching over the last few years as part of the GCRF-AFRICAP project. I have been fortunate to work …