Multi-level food system seminar series: food systems of capital cities

Speaker: Professor John Porter, University of Copenhagen

Title: Food systems of capital cities

Date: Monday 2 March

Time: 4.15pm

Location: Gottman Room, OUCE

The talk will be 30-45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session and then a short wine reception.

Everyone welcome.

John Porter will present some analyses of the food system of capital cities as well as an overview of the AR5 IPCC chapter on food security and food production systems that he led recently. He will also present some new ideas on developing ideal cropping systems, based on the earlier concept of crop ideotypes.

Multi-level food system seminar series

The Food Systems Research Group in the Environmental Change Institute and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food are organising a seminar series based on a number of food system levels:

  1. National
  2. Subnational
  3. Major cities
  4. A provincial city

The overall aim is to discuss the connections, linkages, food flows and governance arrangements at the different spatial levels. The seminars will cover a range of issues and how these issues change depending on the spatial resolution.

About the Speaker

John R Porter is Professor of Climate and Food Security at the University of Copenhagen, NRI London and Lincoln University New Zealand. He has been coordinating lead author (2011 to 2014) for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) for the topic of food production and food security in WG2, lead author on the WG2 Summary for Policy Makers, contributing author to the WG3 chapter on agricultural mitigation and reviewer of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. In 2014 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

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