This report from the Transforming UK Food Systems Strategic Priority Fund explores the relationships between civil society organisations and food systems researchers under ‘knowledge-policy interfaces’ in pursuit of more impactful and transformative food policy in the UK.
This report from the Transforming UK Food Systems Strategic Priority Fund looks at the potential for knowledge and policy interfaces to more meaningfully contribute to the transformation of the UK food system. The authors point to the knowledge gap related to our understanding of the relationships between knowledge, research, evidence, and policy as a driving motivation behind the report.
The report seeks to explore the operations and relationships surrounding the knowledge-policy interface, or the power-laden processes, spaces and structures of knowledge exchange amongst policy actors. In trying to understand these knowledge-policy interfaces, the report focuses specifically on how different types of civil society organisations generate and handle evidence, build lasting relationships, and implement narratives to influence food policy change.
The authors aim to facilitate transparent knowledge exchange between individual civil society organisations and to highlight potential learning opportunities for food system policy researchers and research organisations.
Zerbian, T., Yap, C., Sharpe. R., and Reynolds, C., 2023. Leveraging knowledge-policy interfaces for food systems transformation in the UK: lessons from civil society. Transforming UK Food Systems. https://ukfoodsystems.ukri.org/2023/12/19/leveraging-knowledge-policy-interfaces-for-food-systems-transformation-in-the-uk-lessons-from-civil-society/
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