"Debates and discussions about moves towards deeply more sustainable food systems in the UK invoke and imply both technological and social changes, some of them quite radical. Whilst it is increasingly recognised that civil society actors have an important part to play in the transition to more sustainable food systems, in a variety of different ways and at different levels, these processes have not been subject to systematic investigation (Smith, 2010). This project is analysing the contribution of organised civil society in the UK towards sustainability transitions in the socio- technical trajectories of food production and consumption. Specifically, the study aims to describe and explain the different innovative strategies adopted by civil society actors wishing to influence the direction of those trajectories. Key research questions relate to the processes by which civil society actors envision the future of food systems and their relationships to them, how this affects the ways in which they put their goals into practice, and the conditions under which they are successful in their activities (including relationships with other actors in food systems, such as producers, processors, and retailers).