IKnowFood: Integrating Knowledge for Food Systems Resilience

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: The York Management School

Abstract

In this project we will support individuals and organisations across the food system to develop their knowledge of resilience. Producers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, policy makers and consumers will all have to change their practices and behaviours if we are to achieve a more resilient food system. Yet both trade-offs and tensions between these actors can easily arise. For example, forms of farming that can better withstand extreme weather events do not necessarily support the health and wellbeing of consumers, and may struggle to supply the volumes or quality standards demanded by robust global supply chains. To start to unpick this complexity, we will investigate the nature of resilience and how it can be promoted in three components of the food system: on farm; in the supply chain; and among consumers.

We will employ information technology to secure access to data that enables actors across the food system to gain the knowledge required to respond and adapt to emerging socio-economic and environmental change. Importantly, we will also go further, and look to develop a unifying understanding of 'food system resilience', complemented by tools and methods that can integrate the knowledge and perspectives of hitherto disparate food system actors. Through integrating knowledge, our aim is to remove some of the significant disconnects between various actors in the food system.

In three areas of focus, we will:

1) Work with farmers, scientists and engineers, to reform processes of technology development so that farmers' existing knowledge of farm resilience, embedded in their understanding of their soils, seeds and breeds, can be supported and expanded through the application of novel, low cost sensor and imaging technologies
2) Work with food processors, distributors and retailers, to undertake an integrated analysis of food commodity supply data and the political economy of production, consumption and trade, to identify contexts in which resilience can be supported within the distribution and supply system
3) Work with consumers through engagement with individuals and with population data, to better understand the drivers of consumer choice within and between socioeconomic groups, and the consequences for public health resilience.

By better understanding resilience in these three areas, we will develop decision support tools that draw on data from across the food system to identify and encourage complementarities - and minimise conflicts - between the choices and actions taken by different actors in the food system. To achieve this, we will translate existing agricultural sensors and engineering technology platforms to address the specific needs for the 'right data at the right time, in the right location and at the right cost', to reduce vulnerability increase resilience across the food system. In particular, we will:

1) Deepen understanding of the food system and how stakeholders differ in their ability to respond to crises and stresses within international food supply chains
2) Investigate how structures, institutions and information can support individuals, communities and organisations to think and act in response to different types of change that emerge within the complexity of the global food system
3) Explore how new forms of data, mobile technologies, institutional models and incentive frameworks can shape information flows and behaviour, enabling researchers, technologists and food system stakeholder resolve and respond in a timely fashion to pressures facing food consumption, production and trade
4) Provide a new model of food system resilience that sets an agenda for future interdisciplinary research and defines policy objectives for a resilient UK food system.

Technical Summary

Systems of food production, trade and consumption are increasingly vulnerable to interconnected political, economic and ecological shocks associated with climate, environmental and ecosystem changes, shifts in farming practices and consumer lifestyles, and globalisation. In this project, we use the concept of resilience to investigate the sources of these vulnerabilities and to produce datasets, information resources, engagement approaches and business tools that will assist stakeholders in developing mitigation and adaptation strategies. Although the concept of resilience is used widely in current academic and policy fields, these usages have generally failed to shine light on food system complexity and the borderless, multi-stakeholder and cross-scale challenges that arise within it. We understand this complexity in terms of the structures, institutions and information that connect or divide food system stakeholders, and define the opportunities and constraints that they experience. Specifically, in the project we explore resilience on farm; in the supply chain; and among consumers, in order to: (1) deepen understanding of the food system and how stakeholders differ in their ability to respond to crises and stresses within global food supply chains; (2) investigate how structures, institutions and information can support individuals, communities and organisations to think and act in response to different types of change that emerge within the complexity of the global food system; (3) explore how new forms of data, mobile technologies, institutional models and incentive frameworks can shape information flows and behaviour, enabling researchers, technologists and food system stakeholders to resolve and respond in a timely fashion to pressures facing food consumption, production and trade; and (4) Provide a new model of food system resilience that sets an agenda for future interdisciplinary research and defines policy objectives for a resilient UK food system.

Planned Impact

Our impact objectives will ensure that a new concept of food system resilience, associated barriers to resilience and policy objectives are effectively disseminated to all relevant external groups. We will deliver new and/or improved technology sensor and application technologies, ensure they can be taken up by end users successfully, and ensure learning on co-design in innovation systems for sustainable intensification is disseminated across the agri-technology industry. We will disseminate a decision support toolkit across a range of supply chain actors and ensure information on consumer resilience and food-related health literacy reaches community and public health policy makers. Furthermore the work will demonstrate effective mobile and ubiquitous platform technologies to support consumer decision making, and create user-centred designs that can support consumers. The outputs from this research will have direct relevance to different actors within the food system including; consumers and customers; farmers; retailers, manufacturers, processors, agricultural technologists, national, European and international food policy personnel; public health professionals; environmental agencies and NGOs.

Our methods to engage end-users for maximum impact will leverage an existing collaboration funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) hosted at York, which focuses on interdisciplinary approach to address key global challenges in food production, resilient food supply chains and improved consumer nutrition and behaviour change. This will provide the IKnowFood with access to 8 Knowledge Exchange Fellows working with businesses; databases to identify actors to participate in, disseminate and benefit from this research; and the opportunity to present research outputs at a series of industry engagement events. In addition, our Science Advisory Group will meet annually to advise on the direction of the project, and will enhance the project profile within policy, business and public discourse. One platform for user engagement will be the custom built website created for a general audience but with sections designed to guide different types of visitors to the information and outputs most relevant to them. The website will also provide a platform to link users with related projects and institutions including farmer practitioner networks and the newly funded What Works and Agri-innovation Centres.

We will look to influence the following stakeholders:
Farmers: All 3 Universities have strong links with various farmer networks and the N8 AgriFood Programme has provided a way of synthesising those links for impact on a wider scale. The NFU, CABI, ADAS, LEAF, the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and Innovative Farmers all have strong links with the University of York around food production.
Suppliers and Retailers: York already has links with a number of networks including BURNS (Building Up Resilience in Supply Chains). This network involves producers, processors, logistics experts, manufacturers, retailers, think tanks (Food & Drink Federation), policy makers and NGOs. Plus we will work with the Institute of Grocery Distribution and The British Retail Consortium.
Technology Producers: The University of York's Digital Creativity Hub will ensure learning from information technology co-production will reach large scale technology companies like IBM and Google which have long-term strategic memorandums of understanding with York.
Agricultural technologists: The University of Manchester has strong links with agricultural technologists who will play a key role in the sensor and application technology developments.
Consumers: both York and Liverpool have direct links to designated consumer cohorts which will be used to disseminate key tools and findings. Furthermore they have strong links to policy groups such as Public Health England, Regional Health and Well-being boards plus Global Health Policy Groups

Organisations

 
Description Our analysis of the work with our farmer learning groups has identified two strands of why both groups of farmers consider why we should innovate in the first place including: i) 'Being a progressive farmer', an innovation should give a sense of progression (incl. moving forwards, improvement in lifestyle). It should provide a sense of pride (incl. pride in the work they would be doing with the innovation, pride of being innovative, what the general public will think about this) and should enhance farmers' ability to make better decisions (incl. "seeing the invisible"). 2) 'Practical constraints', an innovation should also contribute to profitability (incl. whether it will contribute to farmers' profitability in money and time) be context specific (incl. whether it works for all the farms of the group and it should be be compatible with what farmers already do) and be practical (incl.robustness, and the engineer's perspective on how practical it will be). These were then used as criteria to help prioritise which potential projects to take forwards.
Ocean, Howley and Ensor have recently published a paper in Social Science and Medicine (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953618306907) which looked at the association between diet, in particular fruit and vegetable consumption, and mental well-being. Findings suggest that even modest increases in fruit and vegetable consumption can be beneficial for mental well-being. The study also noted that the vast majority of individuals in the UK consume less than recommended guidelines (e.g. five-a-day). Consistent with previous research, we found that females and those with relatively higher incomes were more likely to consume fruit and vegetables but these differences were substantive.
Our work on soy has led to a number of findings including a rich knowledge base on current and emerging 'alternative' governance mechanisms for linking producer and consumer sustainable development and risk mitigation agendas, which go beyond a 'typical' market-based certification models. In addition, key findings of the methods development include the development of the Input-Output and Trade Analysis model (IOTA) which now includes the ability to assess sub-national impacts linked to global consumption (an advance which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production). Also regarding the role of developing more equitable supply chains, we have identified approaches to profit and investment, purpose and mission as well as power and governance as key aspects of developing more inclusive value chains.
Regarding our work with consumers we have carried out an online experimental study (n=438) exploring the influence of four novel sustainability logos on food choice ('UK' logo, 'sustainable farm' logo, 'food miles' logo, and 'locally-produced' logo). Additional measures were taken, including demographics, SES, measures of environmental concern and nationalism. It was found that participants were more likely to select the food item when presented with the 'sustainable farm' and 'locally produced' logos on the packaging, when compared to no logo. No main effects of environmental concern or nationalism were found; age predicted selection of the 'locally produced' logo, but no factors predicted selection of the 'sustainable farms' logo. To reflect the quick, real-world decisions which consumers must make at the point of purchase, a follow-up study (n=480) introduced a time limit, instructing participants to choose an item from each food pair within 2 seconds. When under time pressure, it was found that the 'UK logo' was most effective at influencing choice, even when compared to the 'sustainable farm' logo, which had been most effective in the previous study. However, 'UK logo' was not chosen significantly more than control options. The forced-choice paradigm was also applied to a pilot study, using a hypothetical menu paradigm. In this novel study, participants were assigned to either a control (no logo) or an experimental condition (wherein either the 'locally-produced' logo or the 'UK logo' was displayed on the food menu) and asked to select a meal. It was found 19 that neither logo significantly influenced choice.
Exploitation Route Our findings are of significant use for both academics and non academics. For academics our findings have advanced our understanding of food systems resilience to illustrate the importance of taking into account the unintended consequences of decisions in the different subsystems. This work has also been utilised by private sector actors such as the Coop who have used our work on food systems resilience to frame their new Future of Food strategy. We have also demonstrated the importance of governance power and agency which are often absent from debates regarding food systems. Regarding our work on unpacking the governance in the Soy Value chain, we have highlighted the embedded nature of soy coupled with the impact of UK consumption of Soy on environmental impacts in Brazil. This work is vital for non-academic stakeholders such as firms, NGOs and certifiers to ensure the intervention policies developed take into account this in-depth understanding of Soy. In addition, our work on the lived realities of food poverty in the UK has also led to work to advise and support the redesign of the food bank referral service with York City Council.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail

URL https://iknowfood.org/
 
Description I KnowFood has already demonstrated impact in both the UK and internationally with industry, NGOs/civil society, the policy community (local, national and EU levels) and media. Regarding industry IKnowFood led an Industry Forum on Supply Chain Transparency and Traceability in April 2018. This forum identified interest from industry stakeholders to co-design further research in the area of embedded high risk commodities. This has resulted in further grant application success re work on the soy value chain and the development of a new ESRC Business Boost grant application with traders and retailers. Also IKnowFood has been supporting Cooperative Food (Coop) in the design of its new Future of Food 2030 SDG Sustainability Plan which was launched in Manchester on 27th Sept, 2018. IKnowFood has been advising on a food systems approach, resilience and risk assessment issues as part of the Coop's expert panel. Now IKnowFood is working with 3Keele to assist the Coop in setting milestones against the targets set by leading internal workshops with the Coop Food Policy team. Plus our work on Soy means we are involved in discussions with the 'UK RoundTable on Responsible Soy' and the Consumer Goods Forum coordinated 'Soy Buyers Coalition' to unpack issues of governance in this high risk global value chain. IKnowFood has also been involved in several fruitful policy links with both Heron and Doherty speaking at DEFRA in February 2018. This resulted in ten DEFRA team members visiting the University of York for a meeting on Household Food Insecurity on 12 April, 2018. Tony Heron gave evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee 'Trade and the Commonwealth Inquiry' on Brexit and the Commonwealth. In addition, the IKnowFood team working with YESI (York Environmental and Sustainability Institute) were commissioned by DEFRA to produce an officially sensitive report (embargoed). This was presented by Doherty and Heron at an officially sensitive meeting on December 4th at Oxford Martin's college chaired by Sir Charles Godfray and the key findings were summarised for ministers. Regarding EU policy IKnowFood contributed to a collective intelligence 2-day event organised by iPES food titled, 'EU Food and Farming Forum', Brussels, 29-30 May, 2018. The aim of the meeting was to co-construct a set of policy proposals addressed to the EU for a comprehensive 'Common EU Food Systems Policy. West and Croft visited the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee in July 2018 to present the work of IKnowFood and other supply chain analysis-linked projects. Since Sept 2018 Natural England have visited York to discuss joint working particularly related to work joining up respective initiatives regarding Farmer Learning Groups. Furthermore, our work on food insecurity has led to IKnowFood being asked by York City Council (local authority) to lead a stakeholder collaboration to redesign the food bank referral service. Regarding the NGO/civil society community both Chris West and Simon Croft contributed to the WWF Living Planet Report 2018 on Soy. IKnowFood has also been working with the Oxfam Private Sector Team to develop more inclusive approaches to value chain development. This has resulted in a new Oxfam new diagnostic tool for reducing inequality in global supply chains (see IKnowFood acknowledgement) https://views-voices.oxfam.org.uk/2019/01/how-to-buy-from-fairer-business/ all this work complements the work with industry on improving governance in value chains. Regarding media we have published articles in the Conversation, on European food policy and the environment and sustainable diets, resulting in 14,392 article reads. The European food policy piece was re-published in the Independent online on the 16 June, 2019 and the sustainable diets piece was picked up by the 'i' newspaper on the 8 March 2019, the Independent online on the 12 March and 'Down To Earth' on 13 March. A piece on the link between eating more fruit and vegetables and better mental well-being has just been published on The Conversation, based on research by Neel Ocean, Peter Howley and Jon Ensor, the research findings were picked up by The Mail Online, NHS 'Behind the Headlines', Science Daily and New Food Daily, among others. In addition, Doherty wrote an article on the new UK Agricultural Bill in 'InsideFoodandDrink, on how the Agricultural Bill should play a bigger role in Britain's Food Security'.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Retail
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 25 year food and farming plan - added to consultation database
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Chatham House Report, Energy, Environment and Resources section, on Chokepoints in Global Food Trade
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Coop Future of Food
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact For the past year the IKnowFood team have been helping to shape the Co-ops Future of Food vision. Professor Bob Doherty was one of the keynote speakers at the launch on Thursday 27 September. Future of Food ambition is split into three main components that outline a more sustainable and ethical future, the key pillars of the report are: sourcing and creating with care, treating people fairly, learning and celebrating together. The IKnowFood project is acknowledged on page 51 for its role in shaping this new approach to food systems resilience.
URL https://assets.ctfassets.net/d1oj5ay6114d/3G2cV6qYvu0yEC8OcmkmwS/c36370a00c9b3d8fd277e20a609e03e3/Fu...
 
Description EU Cities for Fair Trade and Ethical Trade Award Multidisciplinary Technical Committee Workshop
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.trade-city-award.eu/
 
Description GFS FSR workshop at Defra
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Participation in Round Table discussion on Agriculture Bill with Dr David Drew, MP for Stroud and Shadow Environment Minster
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Policy Lab 4: The Trade-­Development-­Environment Nexus
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Presented at DEFRA special meeting on 'Co-creating Innovation with Farmers' as part of DEFRA's innovation strategy team
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description UK Food Security Briefing in Noble House DEFRA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description White Rose Brussels - Re-Thinking Sustainable Food Systems Workshop
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Witness in International Trade Committee Enquiry: Trade and the Commonwealth: Developing Countries
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/international-trade-comm...
 
Description 'How can community reporters assist an understanding of experiences of food insecurity over the summer holiday amongst low-income families?
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Funding ID A0167367 
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description AgriFood at York - How can we better design and construct community food provision? Developing innovative strategies through knowledge exchange with international leaders in the community food sector
Amount £4,812 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description BBSRC GCRF IAA 'Impact Enhancement Award'
Amount £5,970 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/GCRF-IAA/23 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description BBSRC GCRF IAA Building and International Diversified Farming Network
Amount £7,463 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Building Resilience Capacity of Smallholder Coffee Farmers and their Communities: Innovation Across Three Continents
Amount £29,740 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Research Partnership 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Exploring the governance of 'embedded' commodities: the UK-Latin American soy connection
Amount £14,810 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description From Health to Well-Being-Exploring the Role of Community Based Food Projects
Amount £7,500 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Research Partnership 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Harnessing the Benefits of Indigenous African Vegetables
Amount £14,895 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Research Partnership 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description How can we better design and construct community food provision? Developing innovative strategies through knowledge exchange with international leaders in the community food sector
Amount £4,912 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account 2019: York
Amount £1,100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T502066/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2023
 
Description Indicators for socially-responsible consumption and production
Amount £14,575 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Research Partnership 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description New Frontiers of Palm Oil: Tackling the Multi-Dimensional Dynamics of Palm Oil Expansion in West Africa'
Amount £10,985 (GBP)
Organisation White Rose University Consortium 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Promoting sustainable business supply chains for soy
Amount £4,910 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Resilient Food Systems: Co-producing Knowledge and Environmental Solutions
Amount £96,708 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Retailer Standards, Supply-Chain Governance and the Sustainability of Small Farms
Amount £11,000 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Research Partnership 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Role of Hybrid Organisations in designing Inclusive Value Chains for Smallholders: Best Practice Industry Collaborative Hub
Amount £6,155 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Sustainable Consumption and AgriFood Ethics in the Global South
Amount £22,384 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Sustainable Consumption, the Middle Classes and Agri-Food Ethics in the Global South
Amount £681,252 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R005303/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 05/2020
 
Description Tackling global development challenges through engineering and digital technology research
Amount £1,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description Unpacking the food system: Impacts of soy in the Merseyside food system
Amount £9,490 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description York Citizen Food Assembly
Amount £950 (GBP)
Organisation York ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 11/2019
 
Description Coop Collaboration 
Organisation The Co-operative Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Five of the IKnowFood team have attended the Coop's internal Future of Food Workshops. The PI Doherty has been appointed to their strategic advisory group to ensure implementation of this Future of Food Strategy at the Coop. This has involved leading three further internal Coop workshops attended by 152 Coop food staff members. Bob Doherty was one of the keynote speakers at the launch event on 27.09.18
Collaborator Contribution The head of the Coop's Food Policy section, Cathryn Higgs, has agreed to be key note speaker at two forthcoming IKnowFood events. One on April 18th on transparency and traceability, an innovation forum, plus the IKnowFood conference stream at the N8 AgriFood Summer Conference, June 13-14th. Furthermore, they have agreed to share sourcing data regarding some of their high risk commodities to support the work of IKnowFood work package 2
Impact "Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food" article published in The Conversation. Co-op 'Future of Food' report published on 27.09.18
Start Year 2018
 
Description Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) Collaboration 
Organisation Institute of Grocery Distribution
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IKnowFood's PI Doherty and Co-I West presented at the IGD Supply Chain Summit 2017, in November 2017, to an audience of over 200 delegates.
Collaborator Contribution Alan Hayes, Sustainability and Strategy manager for IGD, provided support for the Innovation Forum taking place on the 18th April at the University of York
Impact PowerPoint presentation from the presentation. This also led to further meetings with GS1, a barcode company, with PI Doherty and Co-I Petrie with regard to collaboration on IKnowFood's 'Waste' app.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Investigating successful business models of social enterprises in UK and Thailand 
Organisation Thammasat University
Country Thailand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise and intellectual input, knowledge of social enterprises
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and intellectual input, local knowledge and contacts.
Impact Thai social entrepreneurs and academics and SE area are the key beneficiaries of the this research through the learning of key success factors and business models of the established SE cases both from UK and in Thailand
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation Cafedirect PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation Linking Environment And Farming
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation Luc Hoffman Institute
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation The Soil Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Project Partners 
Organisation Waitrose Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Firstly, collaboratively, we have written with the CEO of Cafedirect John Steel, a journal article together which has been submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics in November 2016, on hybrid organisations in the food industry. Furthermore, IKnowFood is also assisting Cafedirect with some internal strategic management issues and we are currently discussing the potential of applying for a UK Innovation Voucher. Regarding Sainsbury's and Waitrose we are currently in discussions about sharing both consumer and supply chain data, to enable the building of the decision making tool kit in IKnowFood Work Package 2, to this end we have a meeting on March 2nd 2017 with Sainsbury's.
Collaborator Contribution Firstly Cafedirect have committed 20 days of the CEO's time over the next four years of the programme. Secondly Cafedirect have agreed to present an annual lecture to post graduate students at the University of York on marketing sustainability. In addition they have also agreed to be a partner on a Global Challenge Research Fund application on smallholder resilience, to this end we have been in contact with leaders of the Cafedirect Producers Foundation to discuss key challenges and potential research questions. Sainsbury's and Waitrose are currently assessing different data packages that can be shared with the IKnowFood Programme.
Impact First annual lecture to PG students delivered to students on 31 January, by John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect. Discussions have also already taken place with Cafedirect Producers Foundation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Chill in the Community
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Church Action on Poverty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Citizens Advice
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation End Hunger UK
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Fareshare
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Good Food York
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Red Tower
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Sustain (food and farming alliance)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Tang Hall Big Local
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation Tang Hall Community Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation York CVS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation York CityFootball Club Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation York Foodbank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description York Food Poverty Alliance 
Organisation York St John University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Madeleine Power has been given funding to set up the York Food Poverty Alliance, a partnership between the University of York, the City of York Council, Community at Tesco, York City Football Club Foundation and community food organisations. Dr Power is the chair of the organisation and has been working towards increasing understanding about food poverty in York - its causes, impacts and interrelationships; raising awareness about work already underway in the city; enhancing coordination between agencies to shape effective future working; and providing a collaborative shared platform for knowledge exchange, skills and resources. Dr Power has also been pivotal to raising city aspirations around the eradication of food poverty by bringing new thought leadership and good practice to the city's food poverty agenda with an emphasis on reducing food poverty in long-term sustainable ways. Dr Power has been central to setting up and carrying out an *anonymous* survey of people with primary-age children on about food experiences, access and affordability (N=600). She has co-produced qualitative primary research (focus groups [N=31]) with food aid providers to better understand the experiences of food affordability and approaches to managing household food supply on a low income. She has also led a project using innovative, media methodologies to gain an in depth understanding of the lived experience of food insecurity amongst low income parents. In addition, she has spearheaded a successful programme of food and activity (holiday hunger) clubs in the school holidays, now a regular feature out of term time in York. This programme has been subject to ongoing evaluation, the results of which will be published in due course. She has been regular interviewee on BBC Radio York, spreading the word about the work of York Food Poverty Alliance.
Collaborator Contribution Partners have donated food, employees time, venues, and hosted meetings. Partners have also taken the lead on media work, arranging interviews and articles in the local printed media.
Impact - 'Food insecurity, food aid and the disciplinary society' forthcoming publication in the Critical Social Policy Journal - 'Food insecurity, the use of food banks and experiences of food affordability among parents: a mixed methods study in one English city' forthcoming journal publication - 'Using innovative, participatory methodologies to understand experiences of food insecurity: community reporters and co-production' forthcoming publication - 'Do holiday hunger clubs work? Evaluation of food and activity clubs in one English city over one year' forthcoming journal article - 'The York Food Poverty Alliance: successes and challenges of co-production among public, private and third sector in tackling food poverty in York' forthcoming journal article
Start Year 2017
 
Description iPES Food Collaboration 
Organisation International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution IKnowFood's PI Doherty and Co-I West was invited by the European Economic and Social Committee and Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur and co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPESFood), to a roundtable discussion on the 'TradeDevelopmentEnvironment' nexus on May 2nd (25pm) in Brussels. The roundtable meeting brought together 2530 participants, including members of the various EU institutions, scientific experts, civil society groups and representatives of the food and farming industries.It was clear from the meeting there was a real aim to link future agriculture and food policy to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition the meeting concluded there a real need for future policies to take a holistic/systemic approach to food systems which is integrated, coherent and interdisciplinary otherwise transformation is not possible. The meeting also argued that currently there is too much of a silo approach in policy and research and more co-design with users was required. This clearly maps very well onto the IKnowFood Research Agenda. IKnowFood PI Doherty and Co-I Heron also attended FOOD 2030: Research and Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition and Food Systems Conference in Brussels, on 16 October. They will also attend a major multi-stakeholder event, the 'EU Food and Farming Forum' in Brussels on 29 - 30 May 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Building on the Policy Labs and representing the culmination of the Common Food Policy process, the Forum will see around 200 participants from various constituencies come together to co-construct a 'Sustainable Food Scoreboard', i.e. a multi- year vision for reforming European food and farming systems that promotes transitional thinking and the alignment of different policies at different levels of governance. Taking place symbolically one year before the 2019 EU elections, the Forum will yield concrete proposals to be taken up by political parties, campaign groups and ultimately by the EU institutions.
Impact In the coming weeks and months, IPES-Food will also be publishing Policy Briefs based on the Policy Labs, and will be engaging in 'Local Labs' around Europe.
Start Year 2017
 
Description "Resilience of the UK food system to shocks" workshop in Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Over 20 participants attended the workshop organised by RUGS (Resilience of the Global Food System to Global Shocks), from academia, government, third sector and business. The aim of the workshop was to identify potential threats to the UK food system and the effects they might have on it, these would then be used for further project development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description @IknowfoodYork Twitter Account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose of the IKnowFood Twitter account is is to disseminate information about IKnowFood's activities, outputs and engagement events; keeping people up to date on our research news and policy work, along with how we have been engaging with industry. This is a useful tool for generating interest in the IKnowFood project and encouraging new interactions with the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description AgriFood at York Food Systems Training Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This 1.5 day training course, run by IFSTAL was aimed at PhDs and Early Career Researchers. It aimed to introduce participants to the concepts, theories and methods of food systems approaches as well as facilitate reflexive thinking about their role as post-doctoral researchers within the food system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description All in it Together Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact All in it Together blog to raise awareness of the issue of food poverty and food aid and to generate debate in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blog.journals.cambridge.org/2017/02/13/all-in-it-together-the-uncomfortable-realities-of-food...
 
Description Article in Yorkshire Post about child food poverty in York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article in the Yorkshire post about research undertaken by Madeleine Power around food poverty in York, especially among children and the potential action that could be taken to solve the problem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Farming Today Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IKnowFood's Professor Bruce Grieve was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today programme on 11 June. In the first in a series of reports looking at robotics technology on farms, Bruce talked about drones, blimps and balloons with interviewer Charlotte Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On Friday 13 April IKF's Professor Bob Doherty was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme about recyclable plastic packaging. Looking particularly at the case of the Coop, who have responded to concerns over single use plastic by introducing a recyclable bottle and asking if consumers are willing to choose environmentally friendly products even when they looks less attractive than the alternative single use option. Led to requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio York Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Madeleine Power a post doctoral researcher on IKnowFood was interviewed on Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast, on BBC Radio York, on 22 January 2019. The interview was about food poverty in York and the work of the York Food Poverty Alliance, which helped to highlight this problem to a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06w88f7
 
Description BBC Radio York Interview on food poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Madeleine Power, a Research Fellow working on IKnowFood, spoke on BBC Radio York for an hour (10-11am) on 23rd May about about food poverty and particularly about a new York-based initiative, York Food Poverty Alliance. They have won £15,000 of funding, to set up York Food Poverty Alliance and look at how to make York a resilient food city where no one goes hungry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio York Interview on food poverty & holiday hunger 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Madeleine Power a post doctoral researcher on IKnowFood was interviewed on Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast, on BBC Radio York, on 23 July 2018. The interview was about food poverty and holiday hunger in the York area, which helped to highlight this problem to a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06btqc3#play
 
Description Big Hunger - Big Business? Food poverty and the Hunger Industrial Complex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Post Doctoral Researcher Madeleine Power is a member of a panel event at the University of Huddersfield on Friday 10 Nov: 'Big Hunger - Big Business? Food poverty and the Hunger Industrial Complex'. Following the rapid expansion of food charity in the UK following years of austerity, what does it mean when anti-hunger initiatives are partnering with big businesses? Who profits and who is left behind? The discussion focused around economic democracy and social justice which seeks "to end hunger, not just manage it", this led to questions and further discussion with audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Food Report for W M Morrisons Plc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact IKnowFood representatives were part of a team, in partnership with Professor Tim Benton at the University of Leeds, to write a thought piece for W M Morrisons Plc, on their strategy to source more British food. This involved a month of consultation, design of survey and analysis of results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.morrisons-corporate.com/Global/local-foodmakers/BritishFoodReportFeb2017.pdf
 
Description Chartered Association of Business Schools Blog "Interdisciplinary funding breakthrough for the York Management School: IKnowFood" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chartered Association of Business Schools covered IKnowFood as Interdisciplinary exemplar of an interdisciplinary research project and will hopefully also feature in their newsletter which goes out to over 29,000 recipients in the business and management education sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://charteredabs.org/interdisciplinary-funding-breakthrough-york-management-school/
 
Description Coop Fairtrade Cocoa Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Bob Doherty was involved in the drafting of a report, produced by the Coop, entitled 'Cocoa for Change, Fairtrade the #Coop Way'. Which looks at the fall in cocoa prices and how by partnering with Fairtrade, Coop is addressing the issues of an unsustainable cocoa industry. Coop also hopes to push other businesses to do the same.The original Fairtrade Sourcing Program, introduced by Fairtrade International, was firmly developed for chocolate brands to enable certified farmers to sell more of their cocoa to them on Fairtrade terms. The program model did not account for the complexity of dealing with a significant number of very different manufacturing sites across a wide supplier base, and a vast number of products ranging from bakery to ice cream to cooking sauces, all requiring various types and differing quantities of cocoa. Co-op and Fairtrade have now created a solution for all food retailers to follow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Deforestation risk of Tyson Food PLCs supply chain. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Chris West, IKnowFood Co-I, was invited to be part of the consultant team assessing the deforestation risk of Tyson Food PLC's supply chain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Food Thinkers Seminar Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Bob Doherty, PI of IKnowFood, presented a Food Thinkers Seminar titled 'What does viewing food as a system and resilience mean for the practice of coherent policy making?', 24 June 2019, City, University of London. This event was live streamed and filmed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcBPLp6IiI8&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030: Science Policy Dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One day conference serving to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to the ongoing science-policy dialogue in the area of Food Nutrition and Security. Providing a stakeholder platform to assess the current state of European research, innovation and investment, and explore future needs relevant to the Food and Nutrition Security priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ec.europa.eu/research/conferences/2017/food2030/index.cfm
 
Description IGD Supply Chain Summit 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Bob Doherty and Dr Chris West attended the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) Supply Chain Summit. They presented an overview of the IKnowFood project and then a deep dive into the work of our project's supply chain theme, which is currently exploring the resilience and sustainability of soy production linked to UK markets.

Their presentation took place within a dedicated session on food resilience] and the session finished with a panel discussion which took questions from the chair of the session - Alan Hayes, from IGD - and from the industry members in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://igd.com/events/conferences-and-trade-briefings/supply-chain-summit-2017
 
Description IKnowFood Facebook account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose of IKnowFood's Facebook page is to disseminate information about IKnowFood's activities, outputs and engagement events; keeping people up to date on our research news and policy work, along with how we have been engaging with industry. This is a useful tool for generating interest in the IKnowFood project and encouraging new interactions with the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/IKFProject/
 
Description IKnowFood Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IKnowFood newletter the intended purpose of which is to disseminate information about IKnowFood's activities, outputs and engagement events; keeping people up to date on our research news and policy work, along with how we have been engaging with industry. This is a useful tool for generating interest in the IKnowFood project and encouraging new interactions with the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description IKnowFood Quarterly Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IKnowFood newletter the intended purpose of which is to disseminate information about IKnowFood's activities, outputs and engagement events; keeping people up to date on our research news and policy work, along with how we have been engaging with industry. This is a useful tool for generating interest in the IKnowFood project and encouraging new interactions with the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IKnowFood launched at Food Matters Live 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, food service providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.foodmatterslive.com/about/food-matters-live
 
Description Informational Challenges in Social and Environmental Context Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop 'Informational Challenges in Social and Environmental Context' held at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ - Brazil), Information Science Department (Nov 2018). Patricia Prado co-organised the event and presented 'Informational obstacles in Global Value Chains - the case of soy; Tony Heron presented 'Governance in the agrifood global value chains'. Both disseminated IKF project research. Developed institutional research links.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview for BBC Radio 4's Farming Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Farming Today programme as part of their food waste themed week, Professor Bob Doherty explained the size and scale of the problem, and what's being done about it at a consumer and retailer level. September 25 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095psns
 
Description Interview for Farming Today This Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Farming Today This Week Food Waste programme, Professor Bob Doherty explained the size and scale of the problem, and what's being done about it at a consumer and retailer level. September 30 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095pv0f
 
Description Interview on competition rules and Brexit on BBC Radio York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Tony Heron was interviewed about the Food and Drinks Federation asking government to waive competition rules so they could coordinate food stocks in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, on BBC Radio York on 07.08.19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/radioyork
 
Description Interview with BBC Radio York on food waste 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Madeleine Power a post doctoral researcher on IKnowFood and chair of the York Food Poverty Alliance was on BBC Radio York on 14 May 2019 talking about food waste and the governments campaign to reduce food waste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/radioyork
 
Description Keynote Speaker at White Rose Social Sciences DTP - All Pathways Training Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote speaker giving lecture on 'Addressing grand research challenges through interdisciplinary social science: solving problems in the Food System', to 400 PhD students. Workshop aims to develop interdisciplinary working to enables students to articulate how their PhDs contribute to wider societal challenges through work within one of the seven thematic Pathways of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership and give on introduction to the work of the IKnowFood Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://wrdtc.ac.uk/event/all-pathways-training-2/
 
Description Keynote at DEFRA Food Systems Seminar Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Bob Doherty was a joint keynote, with Prof Tim Benton, from Chatham House, at a DEFRA Food Systems Seminar Showcase 6th November, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote at Sustainability Workshop, University of Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Bob Doherty attended CESFS and N8 AgiFood workshop on 'Exploring Sustainability and Resilience in UK Food Supply Chain' on 25 June. He gave the keynote speech talking about 'Resilience of fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains in the face of trade disruption' to about 50 academic and post graduate attendees, this led to questions and debate and further group work around sustainability and resilience in the food supply chain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Look North Interview with Bruce Greive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On the 11 June IKnowFood's Professor Bruce Grieve, along with an N8 colleague from Sheffield, spoke to BBC Look North, about using robotics to detect plant diseases before they become visible to the human eye. Bruce talked about the creation of hand held technology and the progression to adapting mobile phones to allow us to see features in real time that we wouldn't normally be able to with our own eyes. This technology will ultimately allow farmers to identify diseases more cheaply and effectively and could lead to us breeding plants that are disease resistant whilst reducing chemical use and ultimately helping food security
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cabinet Office innovation team visit to University of York, on Tuesday 9th April, to talk about N8 AgriFood and IknowFood, to talk about our interdisciplinary work across the food system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description My Food - My Decision: a Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A conference by students for students, the aim is to provide a platform for bringing together the community of postgraduate research students and early career researchers from various disciplines who are working on related topics. There are many benefits of attending and presenting at this one-day conference, including a friendly atmosphere for presentation, expanding your academic network, sharing ideas for research and collaboration.The theme is about empowering people with nutrition knowledge to support their food-related choices. This includes, but is not restricted to:
· Existing knowledge informing food choices
· Methods of acquiring new nutrition knowledge
· The key factors driving change around food choices
· Nutrition education empowering children to make food choices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Organisation of York Election Hustings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In advance of the local elections in York on May 2nd, the York Food Poverty Alliance, chaired by Dr Madeleine Power, organised a hustings to allow members of the public, academics, food aid service providers and users to quiz politicians from the four main parties on food poverty in York and their response.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Paper presentation by Annemarieke de Bruin at Royal Geographic Society Area Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presentation by Annemarieke de Bruin at Royal Geographic Society Area Conference, paper was titled 'Innovating Agricultural Science and Technology through social learning' ,co-authored by Jon Ensor. This resulted in questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Paper presentation by Dr Patricia Prado at 35th EGOS Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Patricia Prado presented 'Sustainability governance across global supply chains: The case of 'organic soy' in Brazil', this resulted in questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Paper presentation by Professor Tony Heron to American Association of Geographers Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper 'Governing 'invisible' commodities: the case of soy' to an audience of peers, this resulted in questions and discussion. Plans were also made for future related activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://annualmeeting.aag.org/AAGAnnualMeeting/Home.aspx?hkey=9c5fc57b-feba-472d-9918-f23136815c1b&W...
 
Description Presentation at 12th Organization Studies Summer Workshop on "Food Organizing Matters: Paradoxes, Problems and Potentialities" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Tony Heron and Dr Patricia Prado presented a paper titled "Food Systems Resilience: Towards an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda", this May in Crete
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at BBC CountryFile Live 2019 at Castle Howard 'Is modern farming and the food industry killing us and the planet?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Bob Doherty gave a presentation at BBC CountryFile Live 2019 at Castle Howard titled 'Is modern farming and the food industry killing us and the planet?'.His talk covered the importance of looking at this from a food system perspective i.e. its not farmers that add high levels of sugar, salt and fat to our food and how both farming and the food industry need to play a role in achieving GH Gas Emission targets, which will require low carbon farming approaches etc. The talk also provided consumers with more information on GHE by product innovative approaches at the University of Manchester (N8 Agrifood). This was followed by questions and debate with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at N8 AgriFood "Food Production for the Future Conference" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof's Bob Doherty and Tony Heron also presented at the N8 AgriFood "Food Production for the Future Conference" in Durham this July. From Mondelez to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the diverse international speaker line up delivered thought provoking ideas on how to work towards a sustainable global food system. The event facilitated discussion between members of academia, industry, NGOs, government and the farming community, to drive forward new solutions for Food Production. Resulted in PI Doherty and Co-I Heron leading a new GCRF Hub application on "Transforming Greater Mekong Food Systems"m which has progressed to stage 2 of the competition. This also included the IKnowFood collaborating universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations at YESI 5 Year Anniversary Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 8th October 2018 around 200 delegates came together to celebrate five years of YESI (York Environmental Sustainbility Institute) achievements and to discuss our current human dominated era that is the Anthropocene.Presenters from IKnowFood gave overviews of the work the project is doing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.york.ac.uk/yesi/news/yesi5/
 
Description Presenter at 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Tony Heron and Dr Chris West presented initial findings from collaborative work linked to Research Theme 2: Building Resilient Supply Chains, at the Third International Global Food Security Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. Tony and Chris's presentation focused on the case of soy an 'embedded commodity' and the implications of this for debates about the security and resilience of the UK food system. The presentation formed parts of a 'Hot Topics' panel organised by John Ingram of University of Oxford, under the auspice of the GFS programme. Dr Roslyn Henry from the University of Edinburgh and Professor Tim Hess from Cranfield University presented GFS-funded work on global shocks and water-related risks respectively.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/
 
Description Radio 4 interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Four's Farming Today programme (2016) as part of a special feature on Country of Origin labelling for processed meat. Interview is at 2 minutes 15 seconds into the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080pxyy
 
Description Radio Interview for BBC Radio Derby, at 18:30 on 19.02.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given as part of BBC Radio Derby's Asian Network Programme, at 18:30 on 19.02.17. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio Interview for BBC Radio Leeds, Asian Network, at 19:10 on 19.02.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given as part of BBC Radio Leeds Asian Network Programme, at 19:10 on 19.02.17. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio Interview for BBC Radio Leeds, at 07:00 on 19.02.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given Madeleine Power, as part of Johnny L'ansons Radio Leeds Sunday morning religious and ethics issues programme. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio Interview for BBC Radio Sheffield's, Asian Network, at 19:50 on 19.02.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given as part of BBC Radio Sheffield's Asian Network Programme, at 19:50 on 19.02.17. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio Interview for BBC Radio Stoke's, Asian Network, at 19:20 on 19.02.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given as part of BBC Radio Stoke's Asian Network Programme, at 19:20 on 19.02.17. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio Interview for United Christian Broadcasters, pre-recorded on 19.02.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given To United Christian Broadcasters, pre-recorded on 19.02.17. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interview about published food poverty paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview given as part of Jonathan Cowap's Radio York Sunday morning religious and ethics issues programme. This was following on from the publication of a paper entitled 'All in it together? Community food aid in a multi-ethnic context', which had been published in the Journal of Social Policy. This led to a number of other request for radio interviews and requests for comment from the printed press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04s1zbt#play
 
Description Review of Tesco's proposed 'basket' of sustainable food metrics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Chris West, Co-I of IKnowFood, was asked to review Tesco's proposed 'basket' of sustainable food metrics which are being co-developed with WWF UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Signatory to 'Food Banks are No Solution to Poverty' letter printed in The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Madeleine Power was one of the signatories of a letter printed in The Guardian, on 24 March 2019, titled 'Food Banks are no Solution to Poverty'. The letter opposes the further institutionalisation of charitable food banks in the UK and sparked further discussion and media requests on the issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Signatory to 'Food Banks are No Solution to Poverty' letter printed in The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Madeleine Power was one of the signatories of a letter printed in The Guardian, on 24 March 2019, titled 'Food Banks are no Solution to Poverty'. The letter opposes the further institutionalisation of charitable food banks in the UK and sparked further discussion and media requests on the issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Agrifood Systems Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop titled 'Sustainable Agrifood Systems' held at the Institute of Agricultural Research of Parana (IAPAR - Brazil) December 2018. Patricia Prado co-organised the event and presented 'Sustainability Governance in Agrifood Global Value Chains'. She also disseminated IKF project. The event developed institutional research links and has led to further partnership links.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food City York Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Madeleine Power a researcher working for IKnowFood gave a presentation at the Sustainable Food City launch event on 12 November. The Sustainable Food Cities approach involves developing a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses, academics and NGOs committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live. The Sustainable Food Cities Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues. The launch event was organised by Madeleine Power and James Stockdale. Good Food York is a partnership that represents public, private, voluntary and academic organisations, such as the City of York Council, food suppliers/outlets, community projects, universities/colleges.
Good Food York is part of One Planet York and its vision covers all 200,000 residents of York and the 8 million annual visitors to the City.
Since the public launch they have been working to analyse the wide range of contributions and suggestions that were made by many different people.Their next step is to turn these into an Action Plan for 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://sustainablefoodcities.org/findacity/cityinformation/userid/473
 
Description Talk on food waste at BBC CountryFile Live at Castle Howard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Madeleine Power gave a talk on food waste at a CountryFile Live event held at Castle Howard in August 2019, this was followed by questions from the audience. This increased the debate around food waste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tony Heron presented at EUSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tony Heron presented 'Brexit and the politics of food and agriculture: in search a post-productivist food future?' at EUSA Conference. This led to further talking and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Website launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IKnowFood website went live on the 8 May. This was intended as a vehicle to disseminate information about the project and it's research in an easily understood manner and to engage with both the general public and all stakeholders involved with IKnowFood.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://iknowfood.org
 
Description Workshop presentation in Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IKnowFood researcher Dr Patricia Prado attended the 'Informational obstacles in global value chains - the case of soy' workshop at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ - Brazil) and also the 'Sustainability governance in agrifood global value chains workshop' at the Institute of Agricultural Research Research of Parana (IAPAR - Brazil) and gave presentations on 'Sustainable agrifood systems'. These visits/presentations led to requests for further discussion and a formal joint working partnership to be discussed. A follow up workshop in Brazil is planned for February 2019 and further a 'Promoting Effective Sustainability Governance in Soy Global Supply Chains Interdisciplinary Workshop, in the UK in March 2019 have been organised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description York Press article on child poverty in York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article in the York Press titled 'Nearly 3,500 children in York may have experience food poverty', as a result of the 'Seeking Justice' report written by Dr Madeleine Power. This led to requests for information and further discussion from the assistant director of Public Health at York Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019