The CCRI Winter School took place last month in exceptional circumstances. Although in the virtual environment it was still a warm and supportive one. PhD student Pippa Simmonds recounts the activities across the three days.
Jessica Duncan from Wageningen University & Dr Priscilla Claeys, from Coventry University summaris key findings from their recently published report Gender, COVID-19 and Food Systems: Impacts, Community Responses and Feminist Policy Demands, which examines how women working across food systems are experiencing and responding to the crisis and its outcomes.
The Food Research Collaboration has launched an interactive Policy Tracker that shows how the English government’s responses to the unfolding Covid-19 crisis affected the food system, with parallel versions for South Africa and India. FRC Director Rosalind Sharpe, explains why the FRC thought it was important to capture policy as it unfolded.
In this blog, we hear from Dr. John Lever, Reader at the Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics at the University of Huddersfield. John has been conducting research on the regional food system in Kirklees in West Yorkshire for over five years. This blog post draws on a recent University of Huddersfield funded project (A safe and just local food system) exploring its changing dynamics during the Covid-19 health pandemic.
In this blog entitled 'COVID-19 Reset: Place-based food initiatives in a time of crisis' we hear from Dr. Rebecca Sandover, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and Trustee of Food Exeter.
In the latest blog post related to COVID-19 and sustainable food systems, we hear from Steven McGreevy & Norie Tamura from the FEAST project at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan who discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural and urban areas in Japan.
Veg box schemes vs Community Supported Agriculture in Covid-19: Who’s more resilient, and does it even matter?
In the latest Covid-19 and sustainable food systems blog, CCRI researcher Jasmine Black discusses the resilience of CSA and veg box schemes.
16 government departments making food policy in England: the case for coordination during Covid-19 and beyond
As CCRI continues its series of blogs concerning Covid-19 and sustainable food systems, we welcome a contribution from Rosalind Sharpe and Kelly Parsons on why coordination is critical when developing food policy.
Former CCRI Director Nigel Curry discusses the situation in and around Lincoln regarding the delivery of food as part of our blog series related to Covid-19 and sustainable food systems.