Knowledge for better food systems

FCRN Blogs

The FCRN is all about the conversations and about transmitting knowledge and ideas in ways that people understand and that encourage further exploration and debate. We have created this space to encourage more personal stories with a focus on new ideas, debates and collaborations. The blog-posts are written by people who wish to share something related to new research, reflections from conferences and events or just to highlight thoughts on new ideas and emerging topics of concern. We encourage all of you to contribute. Don't hesitate to get in touch (mariepersson(at) to pitch a topic.

25 January 2016
Posted by: michaelwhamm

This contribution to the FCRN blog series comes from FCRN member Professor Michael W. Hamm: Senior Fellow, at the Center for Regional Food Systems- Michigan State University.

Mike’s piece provides a short commentary on a...

20 January 2016
Posted by: Henri de Ruiter

This blog is from FCRN member Henri de Ruiter. Henri is a PhD Student at the University of Aberdeen and the James Hutton Institute. Henri graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University...

5 January 2016
Posted by: michstom

This post is written by Michelle Tom, lead author of Energy use, blue water footprint, and greenhouse gas emissions for current food consumption patterns and dietary recommendations in the US, and provides further commentary on her paper. Michelle is a research associate at...

10 November 2015
Posted by: mathros

This blog is written by FCRN member Rafael Silva and Professor Dominic Moran.  Rafael is undertaking a PhD titled “Modelling sustainable intensification in Brazilian agriculture” at the...

4 November 2015
Posted by: annataylor

This post is written by FCRN member Anna Taylor who works as Executive Director of the Food Foundation since June 2015. The Food Foundation is a new independent organisation...

27 October 2015
Posted by: Neil Chalmers

This blog-post is written by FCRN member Neil Chalmers who is studying a PhD titled “Demand for low carbon food products” at the University of Edinburgh. Neil was educated at the University of Stirling where he received a...

23 October 2015
Posted by: Beukeboom

This post is written by FCRN member Marcel Beukeboom who heads the Food & Nutrition Security cluster at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. It takes up where ...

5 October 2015

This blog-post is written by Duncan Williamson. Duncan has been working internationally in the field of sustainable systems for 20 years. For the last seven, has been leading WWF UK’s food work while also leading...

24 September 2015
Posted by: Corinna Hawkes

Kick off for new FCRN blog-series:   Pass the parcel  

In this post, policy analyst Corinna Hawkes kicks off a new FCRN blog series which harnesses the expertise of the FCRN network to generate an in-depth, extended discussion on a particular theme.