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Food systems transition and disruptive low carbon innovation:implications for a food security research agenda.

Tyfield, David (2011) Food systems transition and disruptive low carbon innovation:implications for a food security research agenda. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62 (11). pp. 3701-3706. ISSN 1460-2431

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Abstract

There is a growing consensus that we are facing epochal challenges in global food security. Moreover, these challenges are multiple and complex. Meeting these challenges will involve nothing less than a wholesale socio-technical transition of the agri-food system. Optimizing the efficacy of the contribution of research to such a food security agenda will probably also need new institutional mechanisms and career structures to facilitate new kinds of collaborations and ongoing, longer-term projects. In short, the multiple challenges of food security demand a different political economy of research for effective intervention by science. In making this argument, the paper summarizes the major findings of a recent report regarding the potential impact of so-called ‘disruptive’ low-carbon innovations in China.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Botany
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agri-food system ; ecology ; food security ; low carbon innovation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 40869
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2011 10:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 14:30
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/40869

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