Projects

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food supports a number of interdisciplinary research projects at Oxford University.

Understanding the health and environmental consequences of eating more meat and dairy

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This study will examine ways in which new media shape consumer activism and food governance.

This project addresses two key elements of the food security debate: the role of environmental change, climate and insects, and the structure of the farming population, age and gender.

The FCRN's aim is to increase our understanding of how the food system contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and what we can do to reduce them.

The aim of this project is to develop the first integrated model of environmental sustainability, health and economic development.

Tom Pizzari’s research group studies chickens and the mechanisms that determine their reproductive success.

Professor Marian Dawkins and her team are working with commercial chicken producers to develop an innovative camera monitoring system to improve both chicken welfare and commercial efficiency.

Lee Sweetlove’s research group studies the regulation and engineering of plant metabolic networks, which could lead to improvements in food crops, such as increased yields or enhanced flavour.

Professor Charles Godfray’s group, co-lead with Dr Ailsa McLean, uses the pea aphid, an important insect pest, as a model system to investigate questions in evolution and ecology.

Professor Jane Langdale, Dr Steve Kelly and colleagues are part of an international research consortium working towards a step change improvement in the yield of rice.

Climate and socio-economic scenarios developed by the Scenarios project of the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program (CCAFS) feature in Cambodia’s Climate Change...

Professor Mike Rayner, Dr Pete Scarborough and their team in the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention modelled the effect of a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks in the UK, finding a distinct...