Our programme of interdisciplinary research seeks to transform the UK food systems ‘from the ground up’.
World-class researchers from Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol, Cambridge, Newcastle and City Universities working in partnership with stakeholders, seek to transform the UK food system ‘from the ground up’ via an integrated programme of interdisciplinary research on ‘Healthy soil, Healthy food and Healthy people’ (H3).
The H3 Consortium addresses the links between food production and consumption and takes an interdisciplinary approach. It will identify workable paths towards transformed UK food systems, delivered via a series of interventions: on farm, in food manufacturing, distribution and retail, and in terms of the health implications and inequalities associated with food consumption in UK homes and communities.
Novel Growing Technologies
(WP1) Advancing novel growing technologies via fundamental research
Hybrid Hydroponic Horticulture
(WP2) Aiming to combine hydroponic and conventional soil-based agriculture
Landscape-Scale Regenerative Farming
(WP3) Evaluating the benefits of regenerative agriculture
Biofortification and Consumer Acceptance
(WP4) Addressing the key public health challenges of micronutrient deficiency
Increasing Fibre Consumption
(WP5) Seeking to increase the consumption of fibre with its attendant health and sustainability benefits
Improving Resilience in Supply Chains
(WP6) Seeking to increase food system resilience in supply chains
Focusing on the application of integrative methods such as Life Cycle Assessment
Consumption and Demand
Focusing on issues of consumer behaviour, dietary change, public acceptance and affordability
Translation, Engagement and Impact
Ensures that a wide range of stakeholders from government, business and civil society are involved throughout the programme