On October 18th, 3Keel facilitated a Landscapes Approaches workshop in London for more than 40 representatives from business, NGOs, the public sector and academia. The workshop was convened by WWF-UK and Marks & Spencer and provided a space for participants to explore the theoretical and practical implications of creating landscape-scale solutions to sustainable land use challenges.
Getting the right deals for food in post-Brexit trade negotiations is prominent in the mind of many UK food businesses. It’s of huge strategic importance but when you look at the numbers, food may not be a top priority for most of our trading partners. We certainly can’t assume that food will drive trade deals. And at worst, it could become a disposable bargaining chip.
Pathogens are estimated to cause around 12.5% of global crop losses, threatening many commercially and socially valuable crops, such as coffee, cassava, oranges, olives, wheat and rice. 3Keel researcher Sam Royston explores how vulnerable our food systems are to pathogens and how we can increase system resilience.
Ensuring citizens are sufficiently fed has been a key concern of governments since ancient times. However, due to a series of food shocks over the past 50 years international efforts to eradicate hunger have ignited global interest in the concept of ‘food security’. Partner Richard Sheane explores how food security is framed and where biodiversity fits in.
3Keel is very pleased to welcome its newest team member. Sam Royston will be interning with 3Keel over the next three months. She graduated this year from Oxford University with a BA in Biological Sciences and hopes to pursue a career in food security and sustainability.
3Keel are excited to announce the the launch webinar of the online version of the Cool Farm Tool. The Cool Farm Tool is the leading global tool for motivating, encouraging and rewarding good agriculture practice in supply chains.