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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a growing range of challenges for societies worldwide. A number of the Oxford Martin School’s programmes are tackling the type of issues that the pandemic presents and researchers have quickly been able to turn their focus to COVID-19. They have created a dedicated webpage to compile this ongoing work. 

Working viral: sustainability by necessity - a new forum

As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many of us are now forced to work from home. While the circumstances are tragic, the current situation nevertheless provides an opportunity to test and evolve the new ways of collaborating virtually that will be needed in a 1.5°C world.

FCRN have set up an open forum for us all to share our ideas and experiences of how we've tried to adapt to working remotely, and for exchanging views on which forms of online collaborative activities work and which don't.

Taking part in the forum is very simple - you only need a Google account. 

Latest FCRN Foodsource building blocks

Soy: food, feed, and land use change
The global growth in the production of soy and its use for different types of foods has been, and continues to be, a major contributor to land use change in the Amazon and other regions in South America. This building block explores the connections between soy, land use change, and discussions on animal- versus plant-based protein sources.

What is feed-food competition?
This building block explores key statistics about competing uses for food system resources, focusing on the use of land, crops and wild fish for feeding humans or feeding livestock – a trade-off known as feed-food competition. It also outlines different ways in which people interpret these figures and sets out how these differing perspectives link to broader debates about what we should eat and how we should produce food, particularly concerning what role (if any) livestock should play in the global food system.

Applications open for LEAP small grant

The Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) programme, University of Oxford, is pleased to announce the next call for applications for two project grants of up to £10,000 each. Projects must fall within the LEAP remit and be directly relevant to the work of LEAP and the Wellcome Trust’s Our Planet Our Health Programme. Applications will only be accepted from University of Oxford staff, but can include external collaborators within the proposal.
To find out more and how to apply please visit the LEAP website
DEADLINE: 04 May 2020

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference


08th December 2020
, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, OX2 6GG

The third LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment. Watch our video from last years conference
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