22 December 2021 Chatham House report on implications of COVID 19 for the UK. Please specially have a look at Figure 4 (origins of foods coming into the UK BY COMMODITY), Figure 13 on the impacts and responses to COVID across a few activity areas. Paper on ‘peak meat’ focused on testing if there’s a … Continue reading 3or5 on peak meat, subsidies, containers, and internet
3or5 on typology of mechanisms for food, order of systems change, covid explainer
15 March 2022 Kelly Parsons – typology of mechanisms for connecting food policy – see page 8 and the examples in the table on page 6. This paper analysing the transformative potential of major food system report recommendations. See for order of systems change, their framework on food systems leverage points. Chatham House’s new ‘explainer’ … Continue reading 3or5 on typology of mechanisms for food, order of systems change, covid explainer
3or5 on discontinuities, undersea cables, mapping bias, and dietary data
18 May 2022 Discontinuity is the job – long read, but good for thinking of crises as discontinuities, role of institutions, speed of transformation, and boundaries. Interesting: “The boundary is not the edge of the possible, beyond which all is murky, it’s a smokescreen meant to obscure the astonishing possibilities already coming to view once … Continue reading 3or5 on discontinuities, undersea cables, mapping bias, and dietary data
3or5 on worldviews and change, creative FS finance, sustainable intensification
10 June 2022 Alex Steffen on the problems with old worldviews. LoOoOong read, but very good for worldviews. This is particularly interesting: "The speed and scale of the changes around us mean that the shortcomings in our worldview are themselves systemic. They are failures to see the pattern right, and new information can’t by itself … Continue reading 3or5 on worldviews and change, creative FS finance, sustainable intensification
Looking (In and Out) to The Future
Sequence Maze to the Future - Created and owned by Saher Hasnain (platform credit to Genial.ly) Consider the words ‘transformation’ and ‘futures’. Enormous words that seem to wear expensive waistcoats, talk in hushed tones, and gesture with monocles. The contents of this post have emerged from a (happy?) collision involving three separate events in the … Continue reading Looking (In and Out) to The Future
MAPPING THE UK FOOD SYSTEM: Our report just came out!
The report quantifies the distribution of economic value, the number of enterprises, and levels of employment across the UK food system. It has ‘mapped’ UK food system activities asdescribed by their economic value, employee and enterprise numbers. This provides a first assessment of the overall shape of the UK food system and a foundation to … Continue reading MAPPING THE UK FOOD SYSTEM: Our report just came out!
World Food Day 2020 and Pakistan’s Future Generations
It’s high time for Pakistanis to recognize a distressing truth. We have committed a great injustice to our future generations. In the clearest of terms: we are systematically destroying their (already dwindling) chances of a good, decent, and enjoyable life. Now that we’ve set the grim stage for this article, a couple of necessary … Continue reading World Food Day 2020 and Pakistan’s Future Generations
Go Forth and Workshop? No, Wait!
In the past few months, many ‘real’ workshops have been hustled into the virtual realm, with varying degrees of success. While brilliant for inclusiveness, accessibility, and blurring geographic boundaries, not all content and not all formats work well virtually. For that matter, not all content and formats work in a ‘real’ workshop either. Please consult … Continue reading Go Forth and Workshop? No, Wait!
#StayAtHomeMakeZines Issues 56-62
The last set! Work from home from Oxford is ending while I work from home from somewhere else for a few weeks.
#StayAtHomeMakeZines Issues 51-55
Decisions, interruptions, and... bees!