Food Security and Climate Change

The rise of the food bank

CR&DALL is delighted to be working with Ewan Gurr, Scotland Development Officer for The Trussell Trust at the upcoming EcCoWell conference on 5 December.  The Trussell Trusts works to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and recently they have been instrumental in setting up food banks. Food banks are now The Trussell Trust's biggest project.

Glasgow: A City of the Future - the EcCoWell Approach for 2020

Despite demanding weather and travel conditions in Scotland, we were delighted to have been able to run the second EcCoWell conference successfully in Glasgow on 5 December.

A full report, all presentations and some videos of the event will be published in due course. See below for attachments of those we have received to date.

Peer suggests redirecting funds for organic farming to research

In a debate on genetically modified food in the House of Lords on 17 October, Lib Dem peer Dick Taverne asked Conservative peer Rupert Ponsonby whether he would lobby the farming minister to “transfer the millions of pounds that are available for conversion to organic farming...to our first-class research institutes such as Rothamsted and the John Innes Centre”.

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Food Security to 2050: Issues for the global south

The Glasgow Centre for International Development are hosting a free public seminar on Tuesday 15 October. Professor Tim Benton, University of Leeds and UK Food Security Champion will explore issues around global food security and the major drivers at a macro level - economic and population growth and climate change. For more details please see the flyer attached.

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The geographical and temporal displacement of young people’s knowledge and agency: impacts for food security and environmental change.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Thomas Aneurin Smith to our food security discussion forum. Tom is a Teaching Assistant in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. In this short article Tom explores the influence of young people on current practices in agriculture, pastoralism and fishing raising interesting questions about the relationship between adults and young people and the impact of this on future food production and environmental change

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Call for Abstracts

This is a Call for Abstracts for the Postgraduate-led conference entitled Food (In)Security Research Network: International and trans-disciplinary perspectives that will take place on World Food Day, October 16th, 2013 at the University of Warwick.

Food security and climate change: global issues that require a global response

In order to survive, human beings have to eat and over the course of their life span most human feel the sun, rain, snow or wind on their skin.  Therefore from cradle to grave we all engage with food in some form and we are all aware of  the weather and how it impacts on many aspects of our lives.  Food security and climate change are consequently vitally important topics that have the potential to touch us all in one way or another.

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