Making science work for development

Sustainable development

Sustainable development is essential if basic human needs are to be met without compromising global resources and the quality of life for future generations.

UKCDS member organisations fund research that addresses the underpinning requirements of sustainable development, from predicting climate change and protecting natural resources for food and water security to developing low carbon energy.

The UKCDS Secretariat works with UK funders to share information, showcase their work and facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to address the complex challenges of sustainable development.

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Food security

We live in a world where one billion people are hungry and, as a result, issues of food security operate at many different levels and over different time scales. Science and technology can help us to transform agriculture around the world, and find solutions to many of these challenges.

The UKCDS Secretariat is working with members through a number of UK and international initiatives to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of global food markets.

If you have any questions about Food security, then please feel free to contact Robin Toomey
24 July 2013
The UKCDS Secretariat supports and contributes to the Global Food Security programme. The UK’s main public funders of food-related research are working together through the Global Food Security...
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22 July 2013
The UK's new agricultural technologies strategy was published today. The UK agricultural science base has a strong track record in delivering innovative solutions to development challenges. This...
  • Food security
1 September 2012
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is an international network for agricultural research. It comprises 15 globally distributed research centres which receive...
2 November 2011
The Foresight Report on the Future of Food and Farming Report has been released. The aim of this project was to explore the pressures on the global food system between now and 2050 and identify the...
  • Food security