The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) is an interdisciplinary research community, which brings together members from across academia, industry and public policy.
We envisage a radically different global food system which works with nature and provides everybody with access to safe and nutritious food. Our aim is to develop enduring solutions that help bring about transformative change to create a food system that is socially-just, climate-smart and goes beyond sustainability; able to adapt vigorously to enhance the future habitability of our planet.
We encourage disruptive thinking and foster collaboration. We work in partnership with expertise from across the University to offer the Sustainable Food Systems MSc for those interested in exploring research that underpins food sustainability from a multidisciplinary perspective. Through our education, networking, advocacy and events programmes, we work with our influential partners worldwide to challenge assumptions and break new ground.
Policy at the Global Food and Environment Institute
Working with policy professionals is a key part of our vision to create an equitable and environmentally sustainable global food system.
Extending the reach and impact of our research
Our researchers are engaging with policymakers and global research networks to share their work and help bring about positive change.
At COP 27, the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) will present a decision on the integration of agricultural transformation into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
A major new study shows adding rock dust to UK agricultural soils could absorb up to 45 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide needed to reach net zero.
Professor Louise Dye discussed how our experience of access to food and what we eat influences our psychological health at The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in September 2021.
“We must harness...world-changing research and high-quality education with practitioners to achieve a greater good that is far more equitable in its impact and reach.”
Food movements, highly dependent on fossil fuels, represent a big source of greenhouse gas emissions.