Past Events

Oxford Food Security Conference 2013

The second annual conference was held on April 27, 2013 and adopted ‘uncertainty’ as a central them, addressing disparate perspectives on the past, present and future of food security..

The conference featured a keynote address by Dr. Doug Gollin, then visiting fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a managing editor for the Journal of African Economies and an associate editor for the Journal of Development Economics.

Conference presenters from across UK institutions examined the critical linkages between food security and the environment, politics and economy. One panel contrasted and discussed the value of diverse approaches to research and the value of mixed methodologies as a way to comprehensively explore changes in food systems.

Lunchtime Talks, Hilary 2013

In January and February 2013, the Forum organised a series of lunchtime research seminars on the theme of Global Food Security.

Oxford Food Security Conference 2012

This one-day conference was held on February 25th 2012 and the theme was Urban Food Security: Global Perspectives, Local Evidence.

The conference featured a keynote address by Dr. Camilla Toulmin, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, UK.

Conference presenters from across UK institutions examined the critical linkages between urbanization and global food security, illuminating numerous insights concerning food production, distribution, consumption and nutrition in the face of rapid urban population growth and climate change.

Lunchtime Talks, Hilary Term, 2012

In January and February 2012, the Forum coordinated 16 lunchtime seminars introducing original research on diverse topics pertaining to the global food system, such as discursive analysis of food sovereignty movements, comparative perspectives of nutrition security from India and Kenya, as well as studies of food advertising, quantiative modeling of food security, rural-urban food linkages and food innovation in the private sector.

 

Photos of Student Fieldwork