- Funding: Transforming the UK Food System for Healthy People and a Healthy Environment Programme
- ECI Lead: Dr John Ingram, Dr Monika Zurek, Dr Saher Hasnain
Mapping the UK Food System - A report for the UKRI Transforming UK Food Systems Programme
This report maps and quantifies the UK food system, aiming to act as a quantified foundation for further analyses of the UK food system.
The research was commissioned by the 'Transforming the UK Food System for Healthy People and a Healthy Environment' programme, which is led by the Global Food Security programme.
The research team drew together publicly available data sources, public documents and research articles; the data was supplemented with interviews with stakeholders in UK food governance. The study plots the key actors in the system, their activities and motivations, and the health, social and economic, and environmental outcomes of the food system. It also presents a range of existing food systems frameworks developed by projects and organisations engaged in food systems research.
Download the Mapping the UK Food System report (PDF)
Download the Mapping the UK Food System executive summary (PDF)
Access the interactive presentation
We are grateful to colleagues for alerting us to updated data. The current PDF includes the following corrections to the version which was originally posted on 4 November 2020.
- P37: Disposing and recycling; the figure of 9.5 million tonnes relates to annual post-farmgate waste in the UK, not, as previously stated, waste from the hospitality and food service sectors. (Source WRAP)
- P38: The date in Figure 24 relates only to household food waste, not, as previously stated, to total UK food waste. (Source WRAP)