Global Partnerships

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) seeks to establish strong and equitable global partnerships that build collective capabilities for global challenge-led research and skills development. 

The global and interconnected nature of our food systems, and the challenges that they face, requires that systemic change is shaped through collaboration.

The global partnerships theme of GFEI aligns closely with the university’s global philosophy and global ambition, which places a lot of strategic emphasis on participating, and investing, in international research and education networks.

In this context, our research and education is wide-reaching and explores the interactions between health and nutrition, rural livelihoods, governance, food supply chains and markets and the environment.

The University of Leeds has a breadth of research expertise in food systems and is partnering with FANRPAN and organisations across Africa to contribute to making food and agriculture systems in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change."

Sithembile Mwamakamba, Climate Smart Agriculture Coordinator, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

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Our leading researchers

Professor Stephen Whitfield is Professor in Food, Agriculture and Climate. He has particular interests in the socio-politics of agri-food systems.


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