The UK government has recently released it's food strategy - Food 2030 - for a sustainable and secure food system, linking social, environmental, health and economic factors, and in developing the policies to deliver this. This will include:
- a new multi-partner food security research programme, co-ordinated by BBSRC,
- a new Technology Strategy Board led Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform, co-funded by Defra and BBSRC with up to £90M over 5 years, and
- a doubling of research investment in agriculture by DFID over the next five years.