Food Research Collaboration: Mapping the way forward on food poverty

On 18 January, the Food Research Collaboration hosted a workshop on food poverty, jointly organized with Sustain, the Food Foundation, Oxfam, and the Sociology Department of Oxford University. A gathering of campaigners and academics at City University London in January agreed on the need for a standard, quantitative measure of food insecurity in the UK.


The meeting heard presentations on the history of efforts to measure hunger and food poverty, on the pros and cons of national measuring, on the experience of the devolved UK governments (all of which have made efforts to collect quantitative data on food poverty), and on models of measurement which have been successfully used by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the Canadian government, respectively.

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