Food security is one of my specific research interests and has formed my masters dissertation.
My topic of focus throughout my masters dissertation was: food loss on smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which consists of some of the highest post-harvest losses (PHL) in the world.
Most of these losses can be reduced by effective knowledge/technology distribution, and investment in resistant seed strains.
Outside of my degree I am interested in UK food security, and the dangers the that UK and other import dependent states face in an increasingly uncertain political, economic, social, and environmental climate.
Other focuses are: population increase, decreasing total food loss and increasing yield, food availability due to climate change and the dangers of food loss presents in those regions impacted most by climate change.
Here are some interesting articles surrounding food security, food loss, agricultural governance, farming and similar topics.
Latest Research Articles
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Warning of possible egg shortage as UK farmers struggle with avian flu – November 2022
Reduced flock sizes and rising costs put pressure on supplies but retailers say they are working to minimize impact. (Source: Joanna Partridge – Tue 8 Nov 2022 – The Guardian).
Tesco may join Lidl and Asda in rationing eggs as bird flu leads to empty shelves Supermarket considers joining Asda and Lidl in placing limits (Source: Helen Horton – Wed 16 Nov 2022 – The Guardian).
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the threat to world food security – May 2022
The coming food catastrophe – War is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger. Fixing that is everyone’s business (Source: The Economist)
Food Security and Food waste in developed countries
Food Security and Food loss in developing countries