Governance

Food security in a globally-connected world will require better governance at all levels – local, national and international.

Key facts about neonicotinoids and pollinators:
  • Since their introduction in the 1990s, the use of neonicotinoids has expanded so that today they comprise about 30% by value of the global insecticide market.
  • Insects are important for pollinating many UK crops, including strawberry, raspberry, apple, pear, plum, tomato and many vegetables.
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An international panel of scientists is calling for an evidence-driven debate over whether a widely used type of insecticide is to blame for declines in bees and other insect pollinators.

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These seminars took place in Michaelmas Term 2012 (October & November).

A number of these seminars are now available to listen to as podcasts

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Page » Policy

One of the key aims of the Programme on the Future of Food is to contribute to policy, at both national and international levels. In addition to many researchers from the University being involved in an advisory role, or seconded to government and other organisations, we shall be organising meetings and workshops to address specific policy needs.

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People » Aaron Reeves

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Sociology

Aaron Reeves is working on an EU-funded project (DEMETRIQ) with Dr. David Stuckler examining natural experiments in relation to poverty-reduction and health as well as exploring the impact of the recession and austerity on health outcomes.

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People » Abrar Chaudhury

DPhil Student, Environmental Change Institute

Financial and Institutional Design of Climate Change Adaptation

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People » Alexandra Morel

Post Doctoral Researcher

Alex is a post-doctoral researcher on the recently launched ECOLIMITS Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) project. This project will be monitoring and modeling ecosystem service provision of intact forest and cocoa-dominated or coffee-dominated production systems for neighboring communities. The ecosystem services to be monitored are nutrient cycling (e.g.

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People » Andrea Stephens

Oxford Martin Fellow, Restatements Researcher

Dr Andrea Stephens is working on the Restatements project within the Future of Food programme, reviewing the evidence base underlying areas of current policy concern. She is interested in how science can be used to inform policy and management decisions.

Her PhD was completed in the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in 2012.

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People » Anna Lora-Wainwright

University Lecturer in the Human Geography of China & Fellow of St Cross College

Anna's work embodies a particular synergy between human geography and the study of China and focuses on environmental pollution, development and health in the Chinese countryside.

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