Multi-Level Food System Seminar Series: Regional Food Systems For Improved Resilience
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.

Everyone welcome.

For more information, please visit the Future of Food
Date: 23 February 2015, 16:15 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2015)
Venue: Oxford University Centre for the Environment, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Gottmann Room
Speaker: Prof. Michael Hamm
Part of: Multi-Level Food System Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only