Future of Food Projects Announced

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:15

Innovative, Interdisciplinary Research into the Food System

Announcing the results of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food funding call 2012

Modelling how the food system interacts with health, development and the environment; examining emerging links between social media and food consumer behaviour; and studying the impacts of environmental change and ageing farmer populations on food production in Vietnam. These are the three interdisciplinary research projects being funded through the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.

The successful projects were chosen following a call for expressions of interest earlier in 2012 and an external review process.

Each project fulfilled the criteria of having an excellent research question, requiring an interdisciplinary approach, and that they will build capacity in food system research at Oxford.  They all are of significant relevance to current major national and international policy issues.

The projects are:

  1. Modelling the relationship between the food system and health, development and the environment
    PI: Dr Peter Scarborough, Department of Public Health
  2. Emerging forms of food consumer behaviour and food governance: the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in European food governance
    PI: Professor Stanley Ulijaszek, Department of Anthropology
  3. Implications for food production of adaptation to environmental change with an ageing agricultural sector: a case study of changing pest environments in Vietnam
    PI: Professor Sarah Harper, Institute of Population Ageing

The projects will start in early 2013. You can read more about the projects, and find regular updates on their progress, by going to their individual project pages on the Future of Food website.

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