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
Having watched the BBC documentary recently on the topic of Meat production and the threat it poses to our planet. I thought a short assessment on the documentary would be appropriate.
21st July 2019 / Food loss
Behavioural instruments could also be trialled to get those farmers that are more economically better off, to share their resources and knowledge with the benefit of decreased losses and increased production for both parties.
The UK is facing the biggest overhaul of UK agrifood policy since the end of the Second World War. EU Exit, 25-year Environment plan, National Food Strategy and Agricultural bill signal the need for coherent policy development.
Climate change is set to impact sub-Saharan Africa and other developing states who are already food insecure markedly. One of the solutions beside reducing emissions, is that of effective knowledge-transfer which can reduce Post-Harvest losses and increase food production.
Is shifting to insect protein the answer to solving the climate, environmental and food security? Or should more caution be exercised in pushing such diets as the sole answer to interdependent issues?
Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth -
Food Security and Food waste in developed countries
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British farmers in turmoil as delayed spring plays havoc with growing season
UK appoints food minister ahead of no deal brexit
Food Security and Food loss in developing countries
Toolkit for Progressive Policymakers in Developing Countries
Strengthening farm-agribusiness links in Africa