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Sustainable Food Systems Framework

Institute of Food Science and Technology

3Keel were commissioned by the Institute of Food Science & Technology to develop a 'food sustainability framework' and identify opportunities for the Institute to expand its work on key sustainability topics.

Environmental Impacts of Livestock Feed


3Keel was commissioned by WWF-UK to provide an overview of the environmental impact of the global production of livestock feed.

The impact of plant pathogens on food security

24th January, 2017

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. 

Bargaining Chips

26th January, 2017

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.

Securing the future of the UK's favourite fruit

20th January, 2017

3Keel has kicked off a multi-disciplinary Global Food Security research project with the universities of Exeter and Oxford to investigate the future of the UK's favourite fruit: the banana.

Binning assumptions on packaging

Pret A Manger

3Keel supported Pret A Manger develop an evidence-based global sustainable packaging specification underpinned by a full portfolio life cycle assessment across a range of material and impact metrics.

Oxfam’s approach to resilience in Asia


Together with Oxfam staff from 11 countries and 5 Oxfam affiliates, 3Keel developed an overarching approach to resilience that focuses on supporting poor women and men achieve six key outcomes for communities.

Promoting sustainable retail investments

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

3Keel developed a sustainable retail toolkit to benchmark EBRD investments and identify priority actions to enhance their resilience.

A wake-up call for conservation projects

31st March, 2016

New research has questionned the logic that if people living near protected areas (or other important places for wildlife) gain a good income from natural resources, they would place a higher value on the ecosystem, and therefore conserve it.

Wood-fired heat feasibility study

Low Carbon Hub

3Keel worked with Oxfordshire's Low Carbon Hub to carry out a feasibility study for the development of a woodheat-based energy services company that 'twins' wood-fired heat installations with local, productively managed woods.

A decade of change in the food system

#DoBusinessUnusual - behind the scenes of new WRAP report

5th November, 2015

3Keel has been working with WRAP to identify the opportunities and risks facing our food system from farm to fork over the next ten years.

Satellite data for managing supply chain risk


3Keel managed an Innovate UK-funded project for Sainsbury's, testing the opportunity for satellite data to be used to better understand issues facing stone fruit production in South Africa.