Karolina Gombert, a research assistant with the, “Enhancing Food Security” Project has been on-site interviewing plotters this week.

The project is funded by Scottish Government and run by the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen and The James Hutton Institute.



The project is investigating:

  • perspectives on the values, motivations and commitments of people who grow food for personal consumption
  • the extent to which locally grown food can contribute to food security at community and household levels
  • cooperation between food producers and consumers
  • barriers to and facilitators of local food growing.

The researchers hope that their findings will lead to policy recommendations on community-led interventions and programmes to encourage local food growing and greater food security for our communities.

Karolina and her colleagues will provide information on their findings when the project reaches its conclusion and welcome contacts from interested parties.