Welcome to our website!

Welcome to the ‘Food System Impacts of COVID-19’ project website!

It is here where you can find out more about the project, the project team, the food sector experts we’re working with, and how to contact us.

Our project is designed to be open and iterative, so it is here, front and centre on our homepage where we will also share our intelligence on food sector issues as we gather it, and our results and analysis as it emerges.

Our project is also designed to be collaborative and interactive, so it is also here where stakeholders will be able to comment on our results and analysis, discuss emerging themes, and post evidence and opinion of their own.

What was the impact of COVID-19 on the food system of the UK?

A research team from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) led by Prof. Michael Winter OBE, focused on the management of the disruptive social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the UK’s food supply chain.

The research was undertaken as part of the UKRI-ESRC’s open call for research and innovation ideas aimed at addressing and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.