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.

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.


Date: Friday 2nd May 2014

Time: 10am - 1.15pm

Venue: Christopher Room, St. Aldates Parish Centre, 40 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP


Professor Joshua Farley, Vermont University

4-8 March 2013

Professor Joshua Farley from Vermont University will be giving a series of lectures, seminars and workshops in Week 8:

Monday 4 March, 4:00-6:00pm, SoGE Auditorium
Lecture: "The Political Economy of Ecosystem Services"

Tuesday 5 March, 2:00-5:00 pm, Beckit Room, SoGE
Hands-on case study based workshop for Masters students: "From Small Family Farms in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest to Global Food and
Ecosystems: How do we Value, Produce and Allocate Essential and Nonsubstitutable resources on a full planet?"
(pre-registration requested, e-mail

Wednesday 6 March, 2:00-4:00 pm, Seminar Room B, St Cross Building (Department of Economics)
"Monetary and Fiscal Policy for a Steady State Economy"

Thursday 7 March, 2:15-4:00 pm, ISCA, 61 Banbury Rd
"Does Excessive Quantification Diminish the Social Sciences? The Case of Economics"

Friday 8 March, 2:00-3:30 pm, Seminar Room B, qeh-ODID
Open discussion on the contribution of ecological economics to development studies with ODID researchers and Visiting Professor Pascal van Griethuysen from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

Download a programme for this visiting lecturership


The Oxford Food Security Forum Lunchtime Talks Hilary Term 2013 on Global Food Security, organised by the student-led Oxford Food Security Forum

Speaker: Professor Steven Newman, Managing Director at BioDiversity International

Title: “The Role of ‘Gathering’ in Relation to Food Security and Reduced Vulnerability as Part of Agroforestry Development in Rural India”

Venue: Queen Elizabeth House, Meeting Room A, 3 Mansfield Road

Date: Week 8, Monday 4 March 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm