Thank you for your interest. Future Food Beacon closed in July 2023 and these pages will not be further updated. We thank all those involved in making the Beacon a success. The University of Nottingham Food Systems Institute launched in Aug 2023 please visit their webpages for more information.

Modelling to predict food insecurity

Future Food Beacon researchers are contributing to a timely new project to model individual food purchase and consumption patterns. This work will be based on real-world food provision networks, such as food retailers and social support networks. The data gathered will allow the team to forecast dynamic changes in food insecurity in the UK and the effect of coronavirus on those patterns. 

With this insight, we can then assess the efficacy of interventions to reduce food insecurity and attempts to mitigate its effects. Further policy recommendations are likely to flow from this project.

Funded by a UKRI Research England QR impact fund grant, distributed via the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Policy and Engagement,

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