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!
Understanding challenges and opportunities for future food and nutrition security
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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