Food systems and security research forum

26 June 2014, 1.00 PM - 26 June 2014, 1.00 PM

Hepple Lecture Theatre and Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS

Establishing a safe, sustainable and equitable food supply for a growing population is a global challenge. The IPCC’s recently published report ‘Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’ highlights disturbing implications for food security, affecting food production, access, utilization, and price stability.

How can our research community respond to this challenge?

Join the Cabot Institute food security research forum to discuss how we can address questions of food systems and security. Come and meet researchers at all career stages and from across the Cabot faculties, as well as members of Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s food action group, to understand more about each other’s work and how we can connect more effectively.

At 6 pm, come and hear Rothamsted Research's new Director, Professor Achim Dobermann, talk about “ Agriculture in the new sustainable development agenda”


This event is open to all University of Bristol staff and postgraduates, and to invited guests. 

You must register for this event as spaces are limited.

Eventbrite - Food systems and security research forum 



1 pm

Lunch with FareShare

Poster/abstract session and networking

2 pm

Short talks from members of the Cabot Institute community (Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences)

Introduction: Mark Eisler (Veterinary Sciences) Cabot Institute Food Security lead

  • Amanda Burridge (Biological Sciences) - Using genomics to breed better wheat
  • Naomi Millner (School of Geographical Sciences) - Soils, seeds and social change
  • Michael Lee (Veterinary Sciences) - The role of livestock in food security
  • Patricia Lucas (School for Policy Studies) - Inequality of food access
  • Penny Johnes (School of Geographical Sciences)
  • Eric Morgan (Veterinary Sciences)
3.30 pm

Small group discussions

  • What are the major issues in your area of interest?
  • How can we begin to address them?
4.15 pm

Final panel discussion with speakers and:

  • Rich Pancost (Cabot Institute Director)
  • Michael Winter (Food Security and Land Research Alliance, University of Exeter)
5.15 pm Drinks
6 pm

Public talk: Achim Dobermann - Agriculture in the new sustainable development agenda



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