Loose, bulk apples, mixed varieties, red, golden, and green, at harvest time. © Terrance Emerson, Shutterstock
The ECI is pleased to announce that Dr John Ingram and the ECI's Food research team have been awarded the 'Food System Resilience' programme coordination award to support knowledge exchange and translate research outputs.
The Food System Resilience programme is a five year interdisciplinary research programme aiming to address a major food security challenge: 'Resilience of the UK food system in a global context'.
The program coordinator will be instrumental in building links among the awarded research projects and other stakeholders, translating research outputs and raising the programme's external visibility.
Dr John Ingram said: 'The importance of research to help increase the resilience of the UK's food system cannot be underestimated. I am therefore delighted to be able to contribute to this GFS Programme, and very much look forward to working with the research grant awardees and other stakeholders to help maximise the value of this GFS investment.'
The programme is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Scottish Government (SG).