A £3.3 million, four year project started in October 2016, led by The York Management School’s Professor Bob Doherty with collaborators from across the University of York and the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester. The research application was supported by a range of industry partners that include fair trade pioneer Cafédirect, supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Soil Association, Institution for Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), Luc Hoffmann Institute (WWF), National Farmers Union (NFU) and CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International).
The project will build a new model of food system resilience to ensure all food stakeholders can adapt and learn when faced with external threats/shocks. It is an interdisciplinary team across the three universities working with farmers, supply chain actors and consumers to develop new technologies, decision making tools and mobile technologies which will help manage the structural, institutional and informational obstacles that challenge the food system.
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