The global supply of food is an incredibly complex system, involving multiple actors and a diverse value chain from production through to consumption. Every part of the chain is dependent on infrastructure systems. We share six principles for enhancing the resilience of food transportation systems from our contribution to Cereal Foods World.
Our Technical Director, Dr Juliet Mian was interviewed by CIHT for their series of CIHT podcasts on infrastructure resilience. This episode is relevant to today’s global events as the world looks to respond to, and be resilient to, Covid 19, the global pandemic.
“We know that there is a massive gap in terms of the infrastructure the world needs, We also need to transform our society to make it carbon neutral. But here’s the silver lining, because this gap is so large, and is yet to be addressed, it represents a massive societal opportunity”
The Resilience Shift and its partners such as SIWI, AGWA, Arup and others) have sought to play an increasingly influential role at the annual Conference of the Parties as the culmination of working together throughout the year. Why?
If you are working on a project with us that is being impacted by Covid 19, please let us know and we will work together to find solutions. We work best when we work together, as with most things.
“One of the reasons that I remain optimistic after working in this space for so long, with all the challenges that we’ve had around climate change and more, is my undying confidence in humans. We’re the most creative and adaptable species on the planet.”
“This primer is aimed at everyone involved in water infrastructure whether they are operating and running the systems or making decisions about investments. It looks at making our physical infrastructure more resilient, at how to embed resilience thinking and adaptability, and also, unusually, to involve customers in the dialogue…”
Sarah Reeves, now at DEFRA, was one of the TRL team behind the Roads and Rail resilience primers. She interviewed individuals working across the road and rail sector, and we were keen to hear her reflections.