At this workshop we will examine the drivers of the UK’s oncoming food security crisis, at home and worldwide.
The global food system is facing crisis – and we have only begun to see the impacts of the climate change. Food security in the UK is under pressure from war in Ukraine, Brexit, soil degradation and a squeeze on the supply of fertiliser – and in 2022 unprecedented droughts across the northern hemisphere. The poorest households are already under stress; now rising both food and energy prices threaten a public health emergency.
Even if peace is restored in Ukraine, it is likely that other risks will only worsen. It is time for a new system capable of withstanding short-term shocks and ongoing depletion, in the UK and overseas – and an unprecedented pact of collaboration between nations, sectors, professions and agencies to deliver it.
At this workshop we will examine the drivers of the UK’s oncoming food security crisis, at home and worldwide. We will identify the range of policy measures that are required, and incumbent policies and practices that must be dismantled. And we will each be able to explore what part our own sector and role can play in the transition.