Safari Fang and Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, Speaker Ambassadors at the 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting
The primary purpose of Sustainable & Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) is to provide new, interdisciplinary research that policymakers can use to shape food systems that will deliver healthy, accessible, affordable and sustainable food for future populations.
What is SHEFS?
SHEFS is a global research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust (running from 2017 to 2021) with three country case study sites: the United Kingdom, South Africa and India. The project is a multi-partner research consortium led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal; the University College London; the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS); the Centre for Food Policy at City, the University of London; the Food Foundation; theUniversity of Aberdeen; the Royal Veterinary College; and the Centre for Chronic Disease Control in India.
SHEFS is also working with other organisations in this field, in particular the Livestock, Environment and People project (LEAP) led by the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. It links to and builds upon several other Wellcome Trust-funded research projects looking at global food systems and health, led by LSHTM and SOAS, including Sustainable and Healthy Diets in India (SAHDI), Palm Oil: Sustainability, Health and Economics (POSHE), and Future Diets and Health (FUDAH).
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