Global Food Security Governance: Capita Selecta course Period 1 (2015-2016)

There are just a few spots left in the new RSO Capita Selecta course on Global Food Security Governance: Linking Theory and Practice.

This Capita Selecta course will examine global food security governance from theory to practice. Making use of the key themes for research on food security as identified by the Expo 2015 EU Scientific Steering Committee, this course will give students the opportunity to:

  1. Explore the complexity of global food security governance;
  2. Focus on a key challenge that threatens global food security;
  3. Attend two international events (i.e., the 42nd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (Rome) and Expo 2015 (Milan)) to see, first hand, how global food security governance plays out.

More information about the course can be found here:

If you want to follow what we are doing but do not what to attend the course, you are most welcome to join the Facebook Group as well.

If you do not have facebook and want more details, email the logistics coordinator Wouter van den Hengel: Global Food Security Governance

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About FoodGovernance

Jessica Duncan is Associate Professor in Rural Sociology at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). She holds a PhD in Food Policy from City University London (2014). Jessica’s main research focus concerns the practices and politics of participation in food policy processes, particularly the relationships (formal and non-formal) between governance organizations, systems of food provisioning, the environment, and the actors engaged in and across these spaces. More specifically, she maps the diverse ways that actors participate in policy-making processes, analysing how the resulting policies are shaped, implemented, challenged, and resisted, and she theorizes about what this means for socio-ecological transformation. Participation and engagement is at the core of her approach. In turn, she is active in a broad range of local, national and international initiatives with the aim of better understanding participation processes with a view towards transitioning to just and sustainable food systems. She is involved in several research projects including ROBUST, HortEco & SHEALTHY. Jessica is published regularly in academic journals. She recently co-edited the Handbook on Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems (2020). Her other books include Food Security Governance: Civil society participation in the Committee on World Food Security (2015) and an edited volume called Sustainable food futures: Multidisciplinary solutions (2017). Jessica has received several awards for her teaching and in 2017 she was awarded Teacher of the Year for Wageningen University (shortlisted again in 2018 and 2019, longlisted in 2020). With the funds she has received for these awards she launched a story-telling workshop for students and faculty, with storytelling trainer, Emma Holmes. Jessica is on the Editorial Board of the journal Sociologia Ruralis and is an advisor to the Traditional Cultures Project (USA). She is a member of the Wageningen Young Academy and sits on the Sustainability Board of Experts at Wageningen University.