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.

Time and location:

Thursday 21st April 2016, 3:00pm, Oxford Martin School Seminar Room 1, https://goo.gl/maps/7suTz7NcTep

Speaker:

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

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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.

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Date: Friday 2nd May 2014

Time: 10am - 1.15pm

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

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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 Thomas.Thornton@ouce.ox.ac.uk)

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

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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

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

Speaker: Alfred Gathorne-Hardy, Research Fellow, 'The Materiality of Rice' project, University of Oxford

Title: “Biochar, Sustainability and Food Supply”

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

Date: Week 2, Monday 21 January 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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

Speaker: Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford

Title: “Climate Change and Rice in India”

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

Date: Week 1, Monday 14 January 2013

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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Annual Conference 2015

Culture, Food, & The Environment:  New Perspectives On Food Sovereignty And Security

The 4th Annual Student-Led Oxford Food Forum Conference

Date: May 2, 2015

Location: University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The full conference agenda is available on the Food Forum website and you can register here.

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The Oxford Food Security Forum presents its 3rd Annual Conference, Sunday May 4th at St. Antony's College

Food Security Research: Critical Perspectives And Marginalized Issues

Date: Sunday May 4, 2014

Location: St Anthony's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

As with any field of study, Food Security research prioritizes topics that promise to yield useful and timely information, while sometimes excluding less pressing topics. However, a critical perspective may look to the field of Food Security as a discursive space in which the ways we define, frame and categorise knowledge constrains our perception of the field itself. With this possibility in mind, the Oxford Food Security Forum has arranged three panels to address the following questions:

  • How do dominant paradigms frame and constrain analysis of food security issues?
  • What boundaries have been applied to food security research, and might they exclude potentially fruitful sites of research?
  • How does the food security discourse contribute to relations of production and power?

We are please to welcome Lord Krebs and Bhavani Shankar as our keynote speakers.

The day's events will include a catered lunch from Vaults & Gardens, refreshments throughout the event, and a wine reception to follow.

Registration is required and there is a fee of 5 pounds. Please see the link below to our Eventbrite page:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oxford-food-security-forum-14-critical-perspectives-marginalised-issues-tickets-11129505651

Or see our section on the Future of Food site:

http://www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk/food-security-forum/annual-conference-2014 

The Oxford Food Security Forum sponsors include The Oxford Martin Program on the Future of Food

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Food Uncertainties: The Past, Present and Future of Food Security

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Venue: 64 Banbury Road, Oxford University

This student-organised one-day conference will bring together researchers, students, policy-makers, private sector consultants and others to share insights into the past, present, and future of food uncertainties grappled with globally.

To Register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFVpTlNvN2dlRGxpbW5yWktfVWhTbEE6MA

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