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Reports on Food Security

Formative reports on the issues of Global Food Security:



2016: Issue 5 of Global Food Security Insight on

 Overconsumption and Influences on Diet

2016 Royal Society Report:

GM Plants - Questions and Answers





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 Diversifying Food and Diets

Using agricultural biodiversity to improve nutrition and health

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UK Plant Sciences Federation (Society of Biology)

UK Plant Science: Current status and future challenges

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013  - FAO Report

Executive summary

Saint Petersburg G20 Accountability Report on Development Commitments (5-6 Sept 2013)

 G20 Leaders Declaration 

UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy (29 July 2013)

Executive Summary

UK Strategy for agricultural technologies

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Essential SSH Research for the Societal Challenge: Food security, sustainable agriculture & forestry (June 2013)

Main authors: Emanuela Scarpellini, Roberta Sassatelli, Alessandro Banterle and Alessandro Olperle

The final report of Feeding The Future – Innovation requirements for Primary Food Production in the UK to 2030

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The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture (2011) - International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability

Contributions from William J. Sutherland &  David Baulcombe



Foresight project Global Food and Farming Futures final report and executive summary provide an overview of the evidence and discuss the challenges and choices for policy makers and others whose interests relate to all aspects of the global food system.

Foresight report on Future of Food and Farming (Full)

Future of Food and Farming Executive Summary


 EASAC is now launching a new project and call for evidence on Planting the future: opportunities and challenges for sustainable crop development.
EASAC and its member academies have previously drawn attention to the crucial role of science and policy working together in the agricultural environment, most recently in their 2011 report

Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: roles and research priorities for the European Union

The aim is to publish the report of the outputs from this project in mid-2013.


Taking responsibility for water

The BIS Blog - Professor Sir John Beddington



Land degradation and water shortages threaten global food production – UN

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) Reports


UK Cross-Government Strategy for Food Research and Innovation                                                           

UK Cross-Government Strategy for Food Research and Innovation

UK Cross-Government Strategy for Food Research and Innovation - Progress Report 2011                                                                                                                                                                   



Global Food Security Project                                                                                                         

GFS Strategic Plan                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Royal Society Reports                                                                                                                 

People and the Planet Report

Full Report                                                                                                                                 



Reaping the benefits: Science and the sustainable intensification of global agriculture                               

Full report

Consultation responses                                                                                                            



Summary Report                                                                                                                         


World Bank World Development Report 2008                                                                                        

Agriculture for Development                                                                                                                                                              



Food Matters - Cabinet Office, Strategy Unit Report                                                                                    

Food Matters Full Report (published July 2008)

Food Matters Summary                                                                                                            


 Food Futures Chatham House                                                                                                                            

Food Futures Report                                                                                                                 


 House of Commons - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Reports                         

Securing food supplies up to 2050: the challenges faced by the UK (Fourth Report of Session 2008-2009)


Smith Institute Report: Feeding Britain (2010) - "What Consumers Want"                                                     

Feeding Britain Report                                                                                                             


DEFRA Farm Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Lord Taylor Review: Science for the new age of Agriculture

Report on progress of implementation of Taylor review recommendations

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