Livestock Transition How might shifts in diet, food technology, and business preferences change the game in the livestock sector? And what should farmers do to respond?

A combination of powerful trends in the food system mean that it is almost impossible to imagine that the UK’s livestock sector will look the same by the 2030s.  These trends include much-discussed shifts in food technology, specifically meat and milk substitutes, combined with shifts in consumer sentiment and preferences – the rise of the flexitarian.

But many of the most powerful trends may be less in the public realm.  For instance, the shift in food technology could coincide with shifts in food industry preferences.  Might retailers and food manufacturers welcome meat and milk substitutes as potentially cheaper ingredients with lower food hygiene hazards or fewer cold chain requirements?  Or less exposure to reputational damage, in relation to GHGs, feed sourcing, and ‘deforestation risk’?

Resilient People, Resilient Communities, Resilient Places

In Partnership with Socitm

The consultation forms part of the Society for innovation, technology and modernisation (Socitm)’s work of charting and championing ethical, sustainable and inclusive recovery and regeneration, post-pandemic. The consultation will provide a unique opportunity to stimulate debate and thought leadership on the issue of place-based, post-covid recovery and regeneration, and how best to build resilient and sustainable places for people and communities to thrive.

In particular, participants will be able to examine and review the findings of Socitm’s recently published research prospectus into post-Covid recovery, which draws on insights from local leaders, policy makers, partners and over 2,500 practitioners, together with mapping the emerging picture from over 200 local authority recovery and regeneration strategies. This picture reveals how local government is orchestrating a shift from front-line responses, involving local, post-Covid recovery initiatives, towards community-led and community-focused regeneration.

 

Creating a long-term plan for our country’s education needs

In Partnership with FED

At the start of our work in December 2019 we launched a series of workshops at St George’s House which created the starting points for our National Education Consultation. Our workstreams subsequently emerged from these discussions.

We plan to use the time to review progress and outline the next steps for the Workstream Steering Groups and Stakeholder Councils.

  • Confirm the vision and purpose of the FED and the outcomes required from the workstreams which will shape the FED Consultation Report 2022.
  • Discuss initial thinking on the Report Framework and Annexes. The role of the stakeholder councils and the FED Summit
  • Share the themes emerging so far from the five workstreams (Cycle One)

Food Systems

In Partnership with Compassion in World Farming

This series of meetings online and at the House are convened to help build cross-sectoral collaboration between sectors of international civil society organisations (CSOs) on food systems change. It follows recognition by a group of CSO leaders that food and agricultural systems are core to all their organisations’ strategies, and that the scale of change needed will only be achieved by a collaborative response.

It is widely anticipated that the outcomes of the UN Food System Summit will be limited, and civil society actors need to build a medium-term collaborative strategy to catalyse change that harnesses the outcomes from the UNFSS, COP26 and COP15. This requires cross-sectoral alignment on food system reform and the development of joint narratives, in order to lead the conversation on global food system reform.

Senior Faith Leadership Programme

Senior Faith Leadership Programme

While training for faith leaders is wide-ranging and varied, nowhere in the UK are mid- to senior religious decision makers trained in leadership skills side by side. 

The Senior Faith Leadership Programme is intended to deepen encounters between those who are serving the Abrahamic communities in Britain, whether in a lay or clerical capacity. Its focus is on developing leadership – which by its nature is an inter-disciplinary phenomenon. Leadership of communities affects people from all walks of life and concerns the diversity of human experience.