The ESRC with NERC (lead council) and BBSRC are participating in the Belmont Forum and Food Security and Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE-JPI): Food Security and Land Use Change Call.

The coming decades will see substantial growth in food demand and change in diet type. They will also see global and regional food provision becoming increasingly subject to environmental, private and political pressures. Even today, about one billion people do not have access to sufficient calories, while a further billion do not have access to a balanced diet.

In July 2013 a joint funding call of approximately €10.5 million was launched between the Belmont Forum and the Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative (FACCE-JPI), aimed at supporting excellent research on the theme of Food Security and Land-use Change.