The Second International Conference on Global Food Security aimed to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative methods arising from research in a wide range of disciplines. TRANSMANGO was well represented at the conference: John Ingram was part of the scientific committee of the conference; Dionisio Ortiz Miranda attended the conference as member of the International Sustainable Food Systems and Diets Scientific Committee of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation; and Tessa Avermaete presented ongoing work in TRANSMANGO. Continue reading “Reflections on the 2nd Global Food Security Conference”
A group of the TRANSMANGO consortium was present at the Transformations2015 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. This conference focussed on transformations towards sustainability: the challenge of solving problems in the Anthropocene and creating conditions for good lives for people, today and in the future, while strengthening Earth’s life support system. The aim of the conference was to build a better understanding of large-scale systemic changes and fundamental redirections in people-planet relationships that can have an impact at scales that match the challenges of the Anthropocene, in both developed and developing country contexts.
The TRANSMANGO consortium has been present at quite a number of conferences and debates in the last year. Amongst them the Metaforum with Olivier de Schutter, the ESEE 2015: Transformations conference, and The Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society conference.
Here we have presented posters and deliverables and hosted a TRANSMANGO session. Abstracts of the Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Conference can be found here. The complete book of abstracts of the ESEE 2015 conference can be downloaded here.
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In the era of uncertainty, one of the biggest challenge is to ensure everybody has access to enough of the right food, that is healthy for them and the planet today and into the future. Therefore, the World Public Health Nutrition Association organised a ground-breaking Food Policy Conference on Building Healthy Global Food Systems: A New Imperative for Public Health, of which goals were to:
- review the status of diet-related ill health,
- determine the impact that existing global food systems have on health,
- and then explore policies that could effectively promote health and well-being and support global food systems which are environmentally, culturally and socially sustainable.