Tag Archives: climate change

Missing links in the grain chain: the benefits of participatory plant breeding from Syria to Scotland

A crop breeder visits a field in which a new variety of tef, a staple cereal crop, is being grown by a local farmer in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Photo: A crop breeder visits a field in which a new variety of tef, a staple cereal crop, is being grown by a local farmer in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia [Tara Wight 2018] By Tara Wight Cereal production in Scotland is dominated by a small number of conventionally bred varieties of barley, wheat and oats. These […]

The Fife Fermenter: a Five-Year Vision for a Scottish Grain Hub

Our recent experiences during the pandemic have demonstrated how important local food chains are to resilience and wellbeing. There’s a huge opportunity for Scotland to take the lead in this area. Scotland The Bread are joining Nourish Scotland in calling for Scottish Government commitments to a National Food Plan and to monitor food security in […]

Our Contribution to the Rowett Institute Climate Week 2019 Pledge Tree

As part of Climate Week 2019 (7 – 13th October) the Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health in Aberdeen created a ‘pledge tree’ for the Rowett atrium. Launched on the 11th October, this represented an opportunity for the Institute to showcase their research and the work of partners and colleagues to contribute towards fulfilling the […]

Zero Carbon: Making it Happen

On April 10th 2017, Zero Carbon: Making it Happen, a cultural launch of the Centre for Alternative Technology’s landmark report Zero Carbon Britain, took place at London’s National Theatre. Participants told Stories from the Future, imagining our food system thirty years on, as if we were living within environmental limits. There were also stories from real-life projects which […]