Resilience of the UK
to Global Shocks
Food consumption is changing
An increasing global population needs more food, fuel and shelter than ever before. Simultaneously, income growth is changing food consumption towards commodities that are more land-intensive to supply.
In an increasingly interconnected global food system local shocks can have wider impacts. To mitigate and adapt to these we need a better understanding of where food supply chains are vulnerable and where they show resilience.
The RUGS project at the University of Edinburgh will look at how the global food system deals with shocks, and will develop our understanding of the impact that these shocks have on the UK food system.