Innovating food systems to respond to rapid global changes | University of Oxford

Innovating food systems to respond to rapid global changes

Speaker
Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:15
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The global food system is facing momentous global changes: rapid urbanisation and rising middle income populations; changing diets; climate change; political uncertainties and anti-globalisation sentiments; and advances in technology in and out of agriculture, among other large-scale trends. At the same time, multiple burdens of malnutrition persist, with 815 million people suffering from hunger, 2 billion living with micronutrient deficiencies, 155 million children under five stunted, and 1.9 billion people overweight or obese. For food systems to help achieve the end of hunger and malnutrition while addressing other social, economic, and environmental goals, innovation will be key.

Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), will discuss the role of innovations in policy, institutions, and technology to reshape food systems to achieve multiple development goals in the context of rapid global change.