We in the developed world have tended to concentrate our food sources in areas with a comparative advantage for production, typically for climatic reasons. The cost of energy, post-harvest handling technology, and varietal development has made this possible. We have entered a period where increased extreme weather events and climatic shifts make this a more risky venture and provide a strong rationale for regionalized food systems to increase resilience of our food system and help insure food security. This seminar will use examples from the United States and East Africa to illustrate the notion and rationale.
The talk will be 30-45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session and then a short wine reception.
For more information, please visit the Future of Food Website:www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk/events/multi-level-food-system-seminar-series-regional-food-systems-improved-resilience