Governance

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

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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TECHNOLOGICAL FRONTIERS IN FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

University of Oxford, May 7, 2016

Call for Papers

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7th – 8th December 2015, London, UK

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A Sustainable Food Future: Production, Supply, and Consumption

Following the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in September 2015, the implications of the agreed goals on the global food system need to be addressed.  

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Michaelmas 2013 Seminar Series
‘Demography, Agriculture & Food’

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing holds Seminars every Thursday throughout Term, from 12:30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m at the Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD (with the exception of Thursday 17th October which is being held in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR).
Everyone is welcome to attend.

> Seminars Programme [pdf]

> Further information: debbie.alder@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Time & Date: Thursday14th November, from 12.30pm to 2pm

Venue: Oxford Martin School 34 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BD

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper

Speaker: Professor Douglas Gollin, Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

‘Food prices & agricultural development strategies in Africa’

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Date: Thursday 22 May

Time: 4pm, with drinks following the talk

Venue: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Speaker: Professor Jason Hill

Jason Hill is McKnight Land-Grant Professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as a Resident Fellow of the University’s Institute on the Environment. His research focuses on the consequences of energy, agriculture, and natural resource use from a life-cycle perspective. Dr. Hill’s work on the impacts of transportation biofuels has been published in the journals Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He recently served on the National Research Council’s Committee on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production. Dr. Hill received his AB in Biology from Harvard College and his PhD in Plant Biological Sciences from the University of Minnesota.

Find out more about Jason Hill's research.

This lecture is funded by a generous benefaction from Professor Oliver Smithies, which enables Balliol to bring distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.

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Oxford Food Justice

Date: Thursday 6 November

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: New College, Lecture room 6

Find out more on the Food Justice Facebook page.

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The History Department at the University of Sussex is pleased to announce a conference on the history of food and nutrition in Europe since about 1800. We welcome proposals from researchers from a range of academic disciplines who offer an historical perspective on the topic.

This conference is open to early career and established academics in any relevant discipline. The conference will be organised on workshop principles in one venue.  

For more information on the programme click here.

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Date: Wednesday, April 29

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Venue: School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford OUCE, South Parks Road, OX1 3QY Oxford

Who is responsible for feeding hungry people?

What about the massive amounts of food wasted each year?

Is there a basic right to food, and the right to choose that food?

Is the ‘food bank’ the best solution for the issues of hungry people and surplus food, or are they masking larger institutionalized problems?

We know that the UK has hungry people and contributes to copious amounts of food waste/surplus food. The questions listed above, and more, will be discussed by a panel discussion hosted by the Oxford Food Justice Society. The Panel will consist of David Cairns MBE and co-founder of Oxford Food Bank; Elizabeth Dowler PhD, European Commission Advisor, and Trustee for Food Ethics Council; and Jane Benyon founder of the Community Emergency Food Bank in Oxford. Finally, Peter Lefort, the Project Officer for Community Action Group Oxfordshire, will chair the event.

We expect many opportunities for audience participation during the panel, and look forward to further discussion among attendees afterwards.

For more information, please visit the Oxford Food Justice Facebook page.

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