Tuesday 13 December 2016, 5.00PM to 6.00pm
Tony Heron (Department of Politics) will host a seminar exploring the issues around the IDN theme of ‘Global Food Security and Sustainable Nutrition’ in the context of the IKnowFood project. The project will work with a range of industry partners and academics to use the concept of resilience to investigate the sources of food security vulnerabilities and to produce datasets, information resources, engagement approaches and business tools that will assist stakeholders in developing mitigation and adaptation strategies.
This project will explore resilience on the farm, in the supply chain and among consumers in order to deepen understanding of the food system and different responses to global food supply chain tensions and investigate the role of structures, institutions and information in supporting individuals, communities and organisations.
Further to this, the project will also explore how new forms of data, mobile technologies, institutional models and incentive frameworks shape information flows and behaviour through incentivisation in addition to looking to provide a new model of food system resilience that sets an agenda for future interdisciplinary work and defines policy objectives for a resilient UK food system.
Find out more on the IKnowFood website.
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Location: SLB/118 Lecture Theatre, Spring Lane Building