Food Security and Climate Change

World Food Day 2014

Thursday 16 October is World Food Day.  This year the theme is "Family, Farming, Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth". 

Food for Life Scotland Programme

The Soil Association’s Food for Life Scotland Programme works in partnership to transform food culture and food systems across the country so we can eat food that is good for us, our communities and our planet.

Food security tops N8 agenda

Driving innovations in food security will be top of the agenda this month at the next N8 Industry Innovation Forum event.

Half a million tonnes of food waste every year!

Scotland annually discards more than half a million tonnes of food waste every year, much of which would be edible. At the same time, food insecurity remains a short term problem and a long term strategic issue over the globe.

Don’t waste our Future!

Many congratulations to Alan Britton who has heard that a bid entitled "Don’t waste our Future! - Building a European alliance of youngsters against food waste and for new models of sustainable development and consumption in the EYD 2015” has been funded.

Citizen Science 2015

Citizen Science 2015 is the inaugural conference and gathering of the newly formed Citizen Science Association (CSA). This event is a pre-conference of the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting.

Agricultural R&D spend falls in 13 African countries

Agricultural R&D spend fell in 13 African countries between 2008 and 2011, according to The Atlas of African Agriculture Research and Development published on 30 June. 

The map, produced by the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute, shows that agricultural research investments in many sub-Saharan African countries are “well below the levels required”.

London to host first conference in the "Planning For Climate Change" series

On the 4th December 2014 in London the first conference in a series across the UK and Ireland entitled ‘Planning for Climate Change’ will take place.  The key focus of the day is to debate and discuss the key issues that face communities across the country when it comes to adapting to climate change and addressing the problems and opportunities that climate change brings.

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