Development

Elements of the food system have strong linkages with issues of development, since developing economies are often largely agricultural, and the poorest people disproportionately suffer from hunger and chronic food insecurity.

Date: 20 October 2014

Time: 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m

Venue: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College

As part of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development Seminar Series, Professor Madhura Swaminathan, Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute will deliver a talk entitled "Food Security Issues in Contemporary India" on Monday, 20 October from 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

All are welcome. Refreshements will be provided.

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Our popular Food Thinkers Lunches series is back for Michaelmas term. Each lunch has two, five-minute talks on a common theme, and up to 20 participants. The lunches are cosponsored by the IFSTAL programme, the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and the ECI Food Systems Group, and are hosted by Linacre College.
 

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

20th May, Food and Entrepreneurship

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

6th May, Food and Humanitarian Relief

 

Dr Tom Scott-Smith: Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, specialises in the ethnographic and historical study of humanitarian relief, and nutrition as part of that.

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

17th June, Food and Scale

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This term each lunch will have a ‘theme’ and two speakers from across the University’s academic community – staff and graduate students – will speak briefly on their work as it relates to a theme.

 

3rd June, Food, Labour and Natural Resources

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Neil Stephens, Clemens Driessen and Alexandra Sexton

Tuesday 26th April 2016 - 4:00pm
Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

 

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In the Wake of ‘Land Grabs’: Do we Need New Global Rules for Land Governance?

Date & Time: Friday, 15 November, 2.00 – 3.30

Venue: BSG Lecture Theatre, 10 Merton Street

Large-scale land acquisitions in Africa have grabbed the attention of the world’s media in the past few years. Foreign investors, from private companies to sovereign wealth funds, have been leasing Africa’s land, a trend driven by higher world food prices and concerns about longer term food, energy and water security. Some argue that this investment is welcome and will support Africa’s growth while others argue that there are major negative consequences as local farmers lose their land.

This seminar asks: how should governments balance the competing needs for food and fuel? How should investment in land be regulated? Do we need new global rules or a code of conduct for land acquisitions by foreign investors?

Panelists:
- Akachi Odoemene, Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow and former lecturer at Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
- Robin Palmer, Global Land Rights Policy Specialist, Mokoro
- Lorenzo Cotula, Senior Researcher, International Institute for Environment & Development, author of ‘The Great African Land Grab’

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Speaker: Professor Jeyakumar Henry, Director, Clinical Nutrition Sciences, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences; Director, Functional Food Centre, Oxford Brookes University.

Title:  Global Malnutrition: Can We Make A Difference?

 Venue: Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Date: Monday 11th February 2013

Time: 6pm

You can now listen to this lecture as a podcast from the GTC website or the University podcast website and you can download the lecture presentation

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At the intersection of academia, policy-making, and agriculture, ‘Grow Green, Farming for a plant-strong future’ is a one-day conference for people with professional and or academic interest in sustainable agriculture, food production and climate change.

The conference programme has been carefully curated to examine the challenges of a shift towards increased plant farming as well as exploring the benefits for public health, the environment, and animals.

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