Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Boston, April 5-9th 2017

Understanding challenges and opportunities for future food and nutrition Security

TRANSMANGO’s Dr. Brídín Carroll (University College Dublin, Ireland) is chairing this session at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston. Abstracts due the 25th of October!

TRANSMANGO

Understanding challenges and opportunities for future food and nutrition security

Bridin Carroll

It is well established that the food system is globally integrated and that this system is subject to a wide range of drivers of change including climate, economic concentration and market structure, financial power, resource competition, marginalization, property rules, geo-political shifts, consumer preferences, consumption patterns and nutritional transition. These drivers of change affect how food flows through this system, at all stages from production to consumption (Yakovleva, 2007; Tansey, 1994). It is important to obtain a comprehensive picture of the effects of these drivers, as well as to systematically assess the vulnerabilities of the food system (pressures, hazards, shocks and stresses), in the context of socio-economic, behavioural, technological, institutional and agro-ecological change.

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About Aniek Hebinck

Aniek is a Jr. Researcher at the Rural Sociology Group of Wageningen University. She is interested in unfolding sustainability practices and exploring how these are constructed. In this she is combining her background in nutrition and sociology with her love for food by focusing on food provisioning.

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