Thursday, 14 January 2010

UK Cross Government Food Research and Innovation Strategy

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.

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