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CamFSF and CUSPE Lecture: Geopolitics of Food Systems

Cambridge Food Security Forum (CamFSF) and the Cambridge University Science Policy and Exchange (CUSPE), in cooperation with the Trinity Postdoctoral Society, bring to you a lecture on the geopolitical nuances of food systems.
When Feb 16, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Trinity College, University of Cambridge
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Ever since agriculture was taken up by mankind as an organized pursuit, producing enough grain to make it to the next harvest season has always been a challenge for the farming communities. With falling water tables, soil erosion, plateauing grain yields and rising temperatures, it is increasingly becoming difficult to expand production fast enough to cater to the booming population growth. Food systems and food security have always been a matter of geopolitics and it is becoming all the more important in the contemporary times. 

The event will start with a keynote by Dr. David Nally, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. This will be followed by a panel discussion and questions by the audience. We are happy to confirm the following panelists:

  • Carol Ibe, founder of JR Biotek Foundation
  • Professor Nigel Poole, SOAS University of London
  • Ian Manning, Cambridgeshire County Council Member

The event will finish with a drinks reception.

 

Please find further details and register here.

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