The Environmental Change Institute has launched a new policy briefing series: 'Insights for Policy'.

These four-page documents present the aspects of a particular piece of research relevant to policy makers in government, international organisations, business and charity sectors.

The first in the series is about food and environments in East Africa. It looks at how different futures might affect food security and environmental change in the region.

This research comes out of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS).

Download the policy briefing here:
ECI Insights for Policy #1: Shared Action on Food and Environments in East Africa

Visit the Policy Briefing page on the ECI website here:
ECI Insights for Policy

Read more about CCAFS work on Scenarios:

Scenarios website

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What about food matters most to you?

The Oxford Food Governance Group wants to know!

Take our short (10-15 minute) survey and make your voice heard: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MH8JBVS

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact us at oxfordfoodgovernance@gmail.com

Thank you!

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Nutrient profiling and the regulation of marketing to children: Possibilities and pitfalls

Publication in the journal, Appetite, by Mike Rayner, Peter Scarborough and Asha Kaur, as part of a special issue on "Marketing to Children - Implications for Eating Behaviour and Obesity", with the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO).#

To read the full article, please click here

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The Thought for Food Challenge is an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study to learn more about the complex challenges surrounding food security, and inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference.

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As part of the Oxford Martin School's video series of "Big Questions", you can now watch Programme Director Professor Charles Godfray answer some key questions about the future of food:

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This blog post is by Chase Sova, DPhil student at the Environmental Change Institute, and is a summary of the talk given by Peter Hazell recently

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Call for Abstracts for a Panel on Global Food Crisis, Food Security and Well Being at the University of Sussex, School of Global Studies and Institute for Development Studies (IDS)

Conference: Critical Debates With(in) Development: Power, Resilience and Change

Brighton, UK 13 and 14 June 2013

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts by March 15, 2013 for participation in a panel of post-doc and doctoral students at the 2013 University of Sussex International Development Conference.

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By Hannah Rowlands.

Last week, The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and the Plants for the 21st Century Institute were fortunate enough to host Jack Bobo, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology for the United States Department of State, giving a talk about biotechnology, agriculture and food security. In this blog post, I summarise some of the arguments he made.

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