Integrating Knowledge for Food Systems Resilience: IKnowFood

Departments: The York Management School, Computer Sciences, Environment, Health Sciences, Politics, Stockholm Environment Institute at York

The University of Liverpool Institute of Psychology Health & Society

The University of Manchester Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Project Director: Professor Bob Doherty 

A brand new four year project led by the Professor Bob Doherty (York Management School and YESI) with collaborators from across the University of York and the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester.

The research programme titled ‘IKnowFood’ is a significant breakthrough. Systems of food production, trade and consumption are increasingly vulnerable to interconnected political, economic and ecological shocks associated with climate, environmental changes, shifts in farming practices and consumer lifestyle changes.

Picture of Amos Chirchir, student of Fairtrade Premium-funded training on demonstration farm, Sireet OEP Tea, Nandi Hills, Kenya.

IKnowFood will take an interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder approach to developing a unifying understanding of ‘food system resilience’ using tools and methods to integrate the knowledge and perspectives of hitherto disparate food system actors.

Through integrating knowledge the aim of the project is to remove the significant disconnects between various actors in the global food system and enhance overall system resilience. Our aim is to produce new datasets, information resources, appropriate technology tools for farmers, decision making tools for business and consumer mobile technologies all working to minimise trade-offs and secure complementarities.

Project FundersBBSRCNERCESRC

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To get involved or to find out more please contact the IKnowFood team, email: iknowfood@york.ac.uk