Institute for Sustainable Food
The Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield finds dynamic solutions to the challenges of food security and sustainability. Our innovative research draws on the fields of science, engineering, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Local food suppliers proved their value during the pandemic, so how do we ensure they thrive?
Local food suppliers saved the day during the Covid-19 pandemic food shortages, but new research from the University of Sheffield also finds lessons need to be learnt if national food systems are to survive future crises.
University of Sheffield study shows potential to reduce reliance on non-renewable fertilisers in agriculture
An enzyme that can help release phosphorus from its organic forms has been identified in a study from the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food, published in leading science journal PNAS.
New research shows how to include more farmers in the design of new environmental policies
A new paper explores how government policy-makers can include a wide range of farmers in the design of new Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes, using different engagement strategies to work with individuals who may be harder to reach.
New map shows where millions of UK residents struggle to access food
In one out of every six local authorities, rates of hunger are more than 150 per cent the national average. Shockingly, in one in 10 local authorities, the rate is almost double, according to new research by the University of Sheffield.