Duncan Williamson

Food systems, biodiversity and sustainable diets expert, specialising in thought leadership, strategy and advocacy.
Feed-X Technical Working Group

I am a recognised environment, sustainable consumption and food systems expert. I have been working in the environment and related fields for over 20 years, with the last 13 focused on food systems and have an MSC in Sustainable Environmental Management focusing on land use. I have had leadership positions for over 15 years, most recently leading teams and projects at Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and WWF UK.

I am the founder and director of Nourishing Food Systems. I am participating in the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF) Salzburg process on food systems. I am on the steering group for the Fork to Farm COP26 project, overseen by Nourish Scotland and IPES food. We are looking at the role of Just Transition in relation to global agreements and the needs of producers, small and large.

I am on the advisory body for the DiverIMPACTS project, which focuses on crop diversification through crop rotation. Previously I was on the advisory group for the Food and Climate Research Network and the Food Bites project. I have been on steering groups and advisory bodies for Forum for the Future’s Protein 2040, and the Food Foundation’s Peas Please and Veg Power programs. I was on the team that negotiated the format of the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Program, previously under the UN’s 10YR Sustainable Consumption and Production banner.