About Us

About the FRC

Based at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, the Food Research Collaboration focuses on the Centre for Food Policy’s goal of achieving a more integrated and inclusive food system. We do this through bringing together academics across disciplines and Civil Society Organisations across sectors to produce, share and use the evidence-based knowledge needed to achieve integrated and inclusive food policy in the UK.

We produced a Briefing Paper looking at the theory and practice of collaboration between civil society organisations and academics. It gives a good background to what we are about and what we are trying to achieve.

Current work

Our current work focuses on achieving three specific outcomes: producing recommendations for changes to UK food policy post-Brexit; rethinking UK food governance; and providing evidence-based practical guidance to driving local progress on sustainable food.

Past projects

During our first three years of funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation we collaborated with academics and CSOs across the food system to deliver influential food policy outputs

Centre for Food Policy

Through providing independent, inter-disciplinary evidence and education the Centre for Food Policy works to advance integrated and inclusive food policies that provide solutions to major food system challenges.

The vision of the Centre for Food Policy is a world where food policy is improving the wellbeing of people and planet, everywhere. Food policy is looked through an inter-disciplinary, food systems lens that brings together different problems, sectors, institutions and issues from agriculture to nutrition, labour to public health, politics to economics and cooking to culture. The food system dots are joined, from farm to fork, boat to throat and gate to plate.

The Centre has several strategic priorities that work toward developing integrated food policies that take into account the interconnections in the food system and its duty to enable nutrition, and meet health, environmental, social and economic goals.