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.

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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Plant Sciences Research Seminar

Speaker: Dr Salomé Prat, CNB CSIC

Time: 1pm

Date: Thursday 29th January

Location: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

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The BBC World Service has joined forces with Wellcome Collection to explore some of the biggest challenges facing our world today in a new programme of events and radio broadcasts.

This event, which will take place with a live audience at Wellcome Collection, will be recorded and broadcasted on the BBC World Service in March 2017.

Presenters Claudia Hammond and Tim Cockerill will join an archaeologist, an epidemiologist, a sociologist and an expert in livestock sustainability to ask: should we all be vegetarians?

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Trinity College Scientific Society

Speaker: Ariella Helfgott, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: Danson Room, Trinity College

Refreshments will be provided.

Description:

The Systemic Integrated Adaptation (SIA) Research Program draws together diverse forms of knowledge generation and sense-making from across disciplines, sectors and social worlds towards the interrelated goals of climate adaptation, sustainable development, environmental management and food security. The program is fundamentally concerned with small-holder farmers and the integrated social, economic, political and environmental systems in which they are embedded. It aims to co-identify and support appropriate actions at multiple levels within these systems according to the principle of subsidiarity and adopts a critical approach to systems and their boundaries. This talk will introduce the theory of resilience and systems thinking, describe the successes and challenges of the SIA program, and some of the practical issues around designing and implementing interdisciplinary research and practice.

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As part of the Environmental Change Institute's Big Ideas Seminar Series Dr Prabhu Pingali, of Cornell University, will speak about economic growth, structural transformation and the evolving food security challenge. 
 
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Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development Seminar

Date: Wednesday 14th May

Time: 12:45 – 14:00

Venue: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College

Presenters:

Dr John Ingram, Oxford, Food Systems Programme Leader at the ECI

Dr Ruth Kattumuri, LSE, Co-Director, Asia Research Centre and India Observatory; Associate, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

The discussion will begin at 13:00, with a light lunch from 12:45.

All welcome. Please RSVP to salome.hughes@some.ox.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Date: Thursday 19 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Darryl Stellmach, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Title: “The dynamics in the details”: an ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan.

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