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)fcrn.org.uk) to pitch a topic.

30 August 2016
Posted by: DanaK

Since food systems are very complex and involve many stakeholders, inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches in combination with good-quality knowledge exchange are needed to come up with new findings and solutions to current and future food system sustainability challenges. The...

25 August 2016
Posted by: Lucy Luo

In the campaign, a video states that the Chinese Nutrition Society recommends Chinese consumers to reduce meat consumption by 50% with the potential of cutting China’s emissions by 9% or global agriculture emissions by 22% from one simple action. However, this has also generated some confusion...

19 July 2016
Posted by: Becky Willson

How do we effectively communicate the benefits to the farm business of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and get farmers interested and engaged in emissions reductions?

  1. What can we learn from other countries about implementing an effective emissions reductions...
11 July 2016
Posted by: wendylumcgill

China and Thailand are notable exceptions to places where insect consumption is routine, in that both countries also have large numbers of insect farms, both small and medium enterprises, and industrial scale farms.

Given the prevalence of food and nutrition insecurity in places...

8 July 2016
Posted by: MariePersson

By FCRN's communications and network development officer Marie Persson (with thanks to Carlos Gonzales Fischer for input on forum topics and Sarah Najera for assistance with planning and execution of the forum) 

You can...

8 July 2016
Posted by: MariePersson

Por Marie Persson. Gracias a Carlos Gonzalez Fischer por sus sugerencias sobre los temas a tratar (y esta traducción) y a Sarah Najera por su colaboración con el planeamiento y la ejecución del foro. Pueden leer (y difundir) el...

5 July 2016
Posted by: Tim Lang

In this blog-post FCRN member Tim Lang reflects on what Brexit means for the UK food system, sustainability and inequality; and he calls for the food movement to organise by highlighting priorities, tasks and areas of...

22 April 2016
Posted by: umpersson

This blog-post from Martin Persson at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden takes on the timely question of how one should measure the climate impacts of different greenhouse gases.  He begins by explaining what the two most common metrics - Global Warming Potential (GWP) and the Global...

11 April 2016
Posted by: Tara Garnett

A consortium aiming to understand local to global social, economic and environmental food system interactions - and to aid decision making

This blog-post is written by FCRN coordinator Tara Garnett who is part of a new global research collaboration; the ...

5 March 2016
Posted by: wendylumcgill

This week we are pleased to publish a first blog-post from Wendy Lu McGill who is a PhD researcher at the Plant and Agribiosciences  Research Centre (PABC) working with Prof. Charles Spillane and Dr. Peter McKeown at the National University of...

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