Scottish Alliance for Food: Health, equity and sustainability
The Scottish Alliance for Food (SCAF) is a collaborative initiative bringing together perspectives from social, natural, and applied sciences, arts and humanities, to address critical emerging research questions related to building a better food future for all.
Host Institution: University of Glasgow
With partners and collaborators from the following Scottish universities so far:
- University of Aberdeen.
- University of Edinburgh.
- Glasgow School of Art.
- Heriot-Watt University.
- Queen Margaret University.
- Robert Gordon University.
- University of Stirling.
- University of Strathclyde.
- University of St Andrews.
Food is central not only to health, wellbeing and sustainability, but also identity, culture, and economy. The Scottish Alliance for Food (SCAF) is a collaborative initiative bringing together perspectives from social, natural, and applied sciences, arts and humanities, to address critical emerging research questions related to building a better food future for all. Through research, SCAF aims to stimulate collaborations and innovation, develop competencies, and foster knowledge exchange to support evidence-based solutions that benefit society and the environment.
Creating a fairer, healthier, more sustainable food future is a key priority to ensure health of people and the planet. We are delighted that, with support from the Scottish Funding Council, we will be able to leverage the passion and commitment from a broad group of professionals across sectors and disciplines to innovate and develop research projects focused on delivering impact. There is tremendous potential in Scotland to generate answers and solutions to the difficult questions and challenges facing us. SCAF represents an exciting and ambitious new venture bringing together a broad range of perspectives, and we invite everyone interested to be part of this conversation to step forward and join us in our planning and activities.
ARC lead - Prof Emilie Combet, University of Glasgow
For any ARC-related queries or connections during the Alliance start-up phase please feel free to contact Charlotte Matheson, SFC Lead Officer, email: email@example.com. A link to the relevant ARC website will be provided in due course.