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.

Join the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on 12 February for a seminar on environmental change and food security, presented by Dr John Ingram of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute (ECI).

Date: Thursday, 12 February, 2015

Time: 4-5.30pm

Venue: International Institute for Environment and Development, 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH.

To attend this event: contact Claire Hatfield (, assistant coordinator of the Partnerships team at IIED.


  Date: Friday 4th December 2015

   Time: 10:00 - 16:30

   Venue: Oxford Martin School,University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD


Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests (OCTF) Events - Hilary Term 2014 Seminar series

Date: Friday 7th February

Time: 4.15pm followed by drinks

Location: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Introducing Plant your Future: Creating a Model for Smallholder Sustainable Agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon

Speaker: Jenny Henman, Chairman, Plant your Future and Edward Mitchard, Trustee, Plant your Future and researcher at the University of Edinburgh

Plant your Future is a registered charity working at the grassroots level in Peru to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers living in the rainforest through the promotion of sustainable agriculture and the commercialization of forest products and ecosystem services. Our goal is to reduce poverty for farming communities whilst also mitigating climate change and protecting high conservation value forest through avoiding deforestation and restoring ecosystems.

All welcome.  For further details and to book a place for any OCTF event, please visit

*Please take a moment to book as it’s really useful for us to have an idea of numbers*


Speaker: Peter Hazell

Title: "Is small farm led development still a relevant strategy for Africa and Asia?"

Venue: Seminar Room D38, Department of Zoology

Date: Wednesday 6th March

Time: 4pm - 5pm

The seminar will be followed by drinks and snacks in D38.

The presentation from this talk is now available to download: Peter Hazell Presentation


Speaker: Dr Gordon McGranahan, Principal Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development.

Title: Urbanization and food insecurity in an unequal world.

Venue: Department of Plant Sciences

Date: Thursday 17th January

Time: 17.30


St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

07th November 2018


A multi-disciplinary research conference on the effects of meat and dairy on population health, the economy, society and the environment



Media Strategies and Mechanisms for Promoting Better Understanding of Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Media Workshop Organised by the Pastoral & Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) hosted by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University  

A day of identifying, exploring, and addressing the myths and realities of food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and their portrayal by the UK media


  • Zeremariam Fre (Development Planning Unit at UCL)
  • Micheline Ravololonarisoa (International Consultant and former Chief, Africa section, UNIFEM)
  • Jason Mosley (Research Associate at African Studies Centre, University of Oxford and Associate Fellow at Chatham House)
  • Joseph O. Adamson (CEO, Africans in London TV-AIL TV)

Date: Thursday May 23rd 2013

Time: 13:00-17:00

Venue: Buckley Building, BG10, Gipsy Lane, Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP)Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 0BP 

Please register your interest or subject that you would like to present on and send this information to: or

Download the flyer for this workshop here


Lead author, Dr Jeremy Wakeford, presents the Sustainability Institute’s new DfID-commissioned report exploring the energy-food-water nexus.


Time and location:

Thursday 21st April 2016, 3:00pm, Oxford Martin School Seminar Room 1,


Craig Bakker, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, John Hopkins University


Speaker: Professor James Jones, University of Florida

Date: Thursday, February 13th

Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm, followed by drinks reception

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road

About the Talk:

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP) goals are to substantially improve the capabilities for evaluating food security at local to global scales by improving agricultural models and protocol-based methods for using them.

In this talk, Professor James Jones will summarize the overall framework being developed and used by AgMIP contributors globally, with an emphasis on evaluation of technology and policy options for increasing productivity and reducing poverty at multiple scales, taking into account future climate change as well as future trends in other major factors affecting food security. Example results from AgMIP teams in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia will be shown.