The first stakeholder workshop for the RUGS project was held at the University of Edinburgh on the 4th July 2017 and involved discussing and generating plausible scenarios of shocks to the global food system with a diverse group of UK stakeholders.
There were three main components to the workshop:
· Identify triggers and trends that might impact on the UK food system
· Identify diverse and interesting scenarios or introductory headlines
· Chose 4 headlines to explore in more detail
The aim of the workshop was to produce scenarios that can be explored using the project’s land use and food system models, PLUM. The scenarios that have been developed are thought-provoking and diverse and bring up some interesting avenues to explore with the model. The discussions that took place during the workshop, the outputs that were produced and the feedback that was received will also will be used to inform the development of the PLUM model. Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you all at the second workshop next year!