Start date:October 2018
Research Topic:Tackling food poverty: Building resilience into alternative food supply chain provision
Research pathway:Management and Business
Research Supervisor:Dr Yingli Wang
Supervising school:Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
Research keywords:Food deserts; Poverty; Resilience; Supply Chains; Wales
My research will aim to aid in tackling the growing issue of food poverty throughout Wales by attempting to identify how resilience can be built into the supply chains of those that provide food for the disadvantaged.
A mixed methods approach towards research will be adopted. This will see qualitative data collected through case studies of social supply chains and focus groups with stakeholders and beneficiaries. In addition to this, quantitative data will be collect through surveys with end customers.
From undertaking this research it is hoped that food provision supply chains for the disadvantaged will be able to tackle their issues surrounding long-term economic viability and satisfying the social needs of those they aid.