During the spring term of 2016, BSUFN, the Department of Geography (University of Sussex), and the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme will be co-hosting a seminar series on the theme of Food, Climate and Society. This series will explore the multiple challenges that the global food system is facing: feeding more people healthy food while limiting environmental and social impacts.
All seminars are on Thursday lunchtimes from 12:30 to 14:00 and will be held in Arts C, Global Studies Resource Centre, University of Sussex.
4th February 2016
Food: the elephant in the Climate & Society changing room
Prof Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Director of the Centre for Food Policy, City University London
11th February 2016
Exploring low carbon agricultural innovation in China: a thousand flowers blooming?
Dr Adrian Ely, Senior Lecturer (SPRU), Deputy Director (STEPS Centre), University of Sussex
18th February 2016
Water for food: global, regional and domestic virtual water trade networks
Dr Carole Dalin, Research Officer, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
25th February 2016
Bees, pesticides and politics
Prof Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology, University of Sussex
3rd March 2016
Innovative Farmers: a new network to support farmer-led innovation
Tom MacMillan, Director of Innovation, Soil Association
10th March 2016
Dr Dominic Glover, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
17th March 2016
7th April 2016
What is a sustainable food system?
Prof Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security, Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds
14th April 2016
Life in a time of food price volatility
Dr Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
21st April 2016
Dr Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford
28th April 2016
Land sharing versus land sparing
Dr Jorn Scharlemann, Reader in Ecology and Conservation, Interim Director of Sussex Sustainability Research Programme, University of Sussex