Knowledge for better food systems



September 2019

This second investor briefing from the Plating Up Progress-project proposes a new set of metrics that investors will need if they are to assess how well food businesses are...

July 2019

This first investor briefing by Plating Up Progress (a Food Foundation and Food Climate Research Network project) looks at the sustainability risks and opportunities that exist for food retailers, caterers and restaurants.

Plating Up...


January 2017


Farm animals, and the consumption of meat and dairy, are a major contributor to the problem of climate change. It is...


December 2016

The FCRN and the Food Foundation have jointly produced new report based on a meeting, held November 2016, on the topic of metrics for sustainable healthy diets for the food industry. While a range of sustainability metrics for this industry...

May 2016

Today sees the launch of a new report published jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) at the University of Oxford. Plates, pyramids and planet  evaluates...



June 2014

Government leadership and substantial investment in research are needed to shift global consumption habits towards eating patterns that are both healthy and sustainable, say academics, industry and NGOs representatives in this report.

March 2014

The Food Climate Research Network has published a major new report focusing on China’s changing food system.

Appetite for Change provides...


July 2013

Following the release last year of the report on ‘Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture’ by the FCRN and the ...


July 2012

The Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food have jointly published a new report entitled: Sustainable intensification in agriculture. Navigating a course through competing food system priorities...