Governance

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

By Hannah Rowlands, Programme Coordinator

The theme of this year’s World Food Day is family farming, which brings together the importance of ensuring global food security and achieving sustainable development in the world’s poorest countries. But why are these such important issues? And why is it so difficult to find solutions that tick all the boxes?

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WHAT: Forum on the future with leading minds.
WHEN: 15th Feb 14, Week 4
WHERE: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

The 21CC: Challenges Of Our Century conference aims to engage the Oxford student community to discuss and debate the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, from the future of economics and humanitarian aid, to food security and pandemics. 

In collaboration with the Oxford Martin School, a world renowned champion of interdisciplinary research, the conference offers Oxford-based students an unmissable opportunity to hear the exchange of ideas between international recognised policy makers, business leaders and leading experts. 

£ 5 EARLY BIRD TICKET

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10th - 12th November 2015, Athens, Greece

Conference Website

Food Science Research and Innovation: Delivering sustainable solutions to the global economy and society.

The Conference will be organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) on behalf of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST).

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Where? School of Geography and the Environment - South Parks Road, Oxford OX13QY

Who? This year's conference is organised by final year DPhil student Franziska Gaupp, Masters student Christopher Sisca, DPhil student Katherine French, and former masters student Alice Chautard. 

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The 2017 Oxford Food Forum seeks to showcase diverse understandings of the food system that break down traditional silos constraining connectivity between people, places, and problems within the food system.

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Trinity College Scientific Society proudly presents

“Achieving Food Security and Sustainability for 9 Billion”

A talk by Chris Leaver, Emeritus Professor of Plant Science

Venue: Danson Room, Trinity College

Date: 9th May (Thursday 3rd Week)

Time: Arrive 8.20 p.m. for a 8.30 start

Free Admission

Wine and other refreshments will be provided

For more information, please download the poster for this event.

You can also read the abstract for this talk.

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Speaker: Sarah Gurr

Date: 28th October 2013

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden Entrance, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Cost: £8 per talk or £36 for whole series

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Fungal pathogens are a major threat to global ecosystems, accounting for billions of pounds of lost or damaged crops every year. This talk will consider the fungal challenges we have faced and will evaluate future threats posed by the emergence and movement of pathogens, fuelled by modern agricultural systems, trade and transport and by climate change.

This talk is part of the Botanic Gardens Science Lecture Series.

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Speaker: Charles Godfray

Date: 11th November 2013

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Venue: Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden Entrance, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AZ

Cost: £8 per talk or £36 for whole series

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By 2050 there will probably be about 10 billion people on earth, a larger proportion of them wealthier than today and demanding a more varied diet. This pressure on the food system will occur at the same time as competition for water, land and other resources increases, and the effects of climate change become increasingly felt. Charles will explore what might be done, focusing on the role of plant science and how best we can protect crops from pests and diseases.

This talk is part of the Botanic Gardens Science Lecture Series.

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The doubling of cereal and livestock production in the last half of the 20th century should have resulted in a global food supply being adequate for all but currently, nearly a billion people remain hungry every day.

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This conference directly follows the BSPP presidential conference which runs from the 12th - 13th September 2016. Click here to view more details.


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