The Great Food Debate: Global and national challenges of food security

Thu 06 Dec 2012, 18:30–20:30
IPPR and the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) are joining together to host a debate on food security as part of the NFWI's 'Great Food Debates' and programme of work on food security in 2013.

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York
Thursday 6 December 2012, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Ensuring global food security will become one of the world's biggest challenges as the global population is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, increasing demand for food and intensifying competition for land, energy and water. There are growing concerns about how to improve security and sustainability of food supplies at the local, national and international levels, both now and in the future. There is no simple solution to addressing the tremendous demands on the food system and a holistic approach, involving all sections of society is needed, yet to date, there has been little public conversation about these issues.

IPPR and the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) are joining together to host a debate on food security as part of the NFWI's 'Great Food Debates' and programme of work on food security in 2013. A keynote speech will be delivered by Owen Paterson, environment, food and rural affairs secretary, followed by responses from speakers on food and sustainability and audience Q&A. The event will also launch a discussion paper on food security produced by IPPR Trading Ltd for the NFWI.

Places are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. RVSP to events@ippr.org

Clare McNeil
Senior Research Fellow
+44 (0)20 7470 6157
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