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 to pitch a topic.

4 November 2015
Anna Taylor

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
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
Marcel 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 ...

7 October 2015
Emilie Frison

This post takes up where Corinna Hawkes’ initial post on the SDGs left off, and is written by FCRN member...

5 October 2015
Duncan Williamson

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
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.


14 September 2015
Miguel Astudillo

This post is written by Miguel F. Astudillo and co-authors of the work presented, which is based on findings in a ...

17 July 2015
Will Nicholson

Combining research with real life change can be complicated.  We know that the amount of meat and dairy that we are producing globally is unsustainable.  And for this to change, research is increasingly suggesting that at least some of the change will have to come from consumer behaviour.  But...

14 July 2015
Jon Woolven

The FCRN invites Jon Woolven, Strategy and Innovation Director at the food and consumer goods industry research and training charity IGD, and also an FCRN Advisory Board Member, to...

3 July 2015
Mike Hamm

This post is written by FCRN member professor Michael W. Hamm: C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture - Michigan State University and Director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Mike is also a Visiting Fellow of Mansfield...