Table's launch event: Should the future of food be global or local?



Table's launch: Should the future of food be global or local?

We are pleased to invite you to the official launch event of our new food dialogue initiative Table, which will be held 2 June, 2021 at 14:00 CEST

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This kick-off event will be a conversation about scale in the food system. It will centre on perhaps one of the most complex questions around food and sustainability: At what scale should the food system operate? In other words, should the future food system be more globalised or localised, and why?

We are delighted to have this conversation with two thoughtful panelists who approach this topic from different backgrounds and perspectives: Maryam Rahmanian, an international consultant on biodiversity and agroecology and co-chair of the IPES Food Expert Panel, and Prof Sir Charles Godfray, an internationally renowned expert on food security and director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

Table is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Wageningen University and Research, building upon the work of the Food Climate Research Network.

Table seeks to facilitate informed discussions about how the food system can become sustainable, resilient, just, and ultimately “good”. We impartially set out the evidence, assumptions, and values that people bring to food system debates.

The Table launch will offer ample opportunities for dialogue, with a Q&A session, reflections from different perspectives, as well as an informal networking session.