- The local food sector showed resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic, and filled the gaps in national food supplies that supermarket chains were unable to
- An ambitious vision could transform the UK food system for the better, through centring the relocalisation of food supplies
- New research from the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food will inform policymakers of the value of local food sector in helping to make a more diverse and sustainable food system
- Multiple challenges need to be addressed for the local food sector to survive and thrive
Local food suppliers saved the day during the Covid-19 pandemic food shortages, but new research from the University of Sheffield also finds lessons need to be learnt if national food systems are to survive future crises.
Researchers worked with a variety of local UK food organisations, including food partnerships, charities, producers and sellers throughout the pandemic to see how Covid-19 was affecting their businesses, and address how local food networks can be advocated for in…