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Our selection of videos on this month's theme: The future of Food Insecurity.

 

Food (In)Security: Access, Equity, Frameworks

A Center for International Studies Spring Quarter series addressing the increasingly serious problem of global food insecurity. Do you know where your next meal is coming from? Consistent access to nutritious food is a luxury unknown by approximately one billion people worldwide. Equal distribution to our planet’s growing population is undermined by a broken food system.

 

Feeding The Future - Part 1 Food Security
How we use urban land is shaping up as one of the biggest dilemmas of the 21st Century. A booming population needs to be housed, but it also needs to be fed, and the cost of relying on imported food is already being felt.

 

Feeding The Future - Part 2 Community Greengrocers
Urban agriculture of the community kind is on the rise, but UNSW research suggests the health benefits go way beyond what ends up on the dinner table.

 

Africa's Food Systems in 2030
Africa owns 60% of the world's uncultivated land suited for crop production, but accounts for 30% of the world's malnourished and only 3% of global agricultural exports. If there is one thing global agricultural policy experts Paul Collier and Derek Byerlee can agree on, it's that Africa's food system is struggling. Their different views on the causes and investment solutions to put Africa on a more prosperous and food secure path made for a provocative discussion at a symposium hosted last week by Stanford University's Center on Food Security and the Environment.

 

Which way to food security in East Africa? Future scenarios in a changing climate
Which way to food security in East Africa? Future scenarios in a changing climate

 

Clem Bezold on the Future of Food
Clem Bezold, co-founder of the Institute of Alternative Futures and author of more than ten books about the future, discusses food in the future.

 

Global Food Security: Feeding the World in 2050
United Nations statistics cite the number of malnourished people around the world at 925 million, making hunger the globe’s number one health risk. What are the root causes of this problem and what can be done to ensure food security for our growing global population? On November 17, guest speaker Gawain Kripke explored these and other questions.

 

How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate
To achieve food security in a changing climate, the global community must operate within three limits: the quantity of food that can be produced under a given climate; the quantity needed by a growing and changing population; and the effect of food production on the climate.

 

Feeding Nine Billion: A Solution to the Global Food Crisis by Dr. Evan Fraser
By 2050 there will be 9 billion people on the planet - but will there be enough food for everyone? Food security expert Dr Evan Fraser guides you through a whiteboard presentation of his solution to the Global Food Crisis.

 

Food security - how do we feed 9 billion people in 2050?
The debate focused on how we can feed the anticipated global population of 9 billion people in 2050 and the changes that the UN's Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012 will need to instigate for it to be possible.

 

The Bright Future of Food: Empowering Local Economies and Ensuring Food Security
The Bright Future of Food: Empowering Local Economies and Ensuring Food Security

 

2012 AIFSC Conference - Food Security in Africa: Bridging Research and Practice
2012 AIFSC Conference - Food Security in Africa: Bridging Research and Practice

 

Interview - Deborah Koons Garcia - The Future of Food
Interview - Deborah Koons Garcia - The Future of Food

 

Food for the future
With world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 we are faced with the challenge of feeding this growing population while dealing with the problems of climate change and diminishing arable land. Lifting a billion people out of poverty and feeding an extra 2 billion people by 2050 will require an increase in cereal production by 70%. A novel biotechnological approach to fighting fungal diseases is being looked at as part of the solution to this monumental global challenge.

 

Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities
Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world. Food is a shared necessity - but also a shared way of thinking, argues Carolyn Steel. Looking at food networks offers an unusual and illuminating way to explore how cities evolved.

 

Food security must be at centre of Africa's development
Addressing hunger precondition for sustained human development in sub-Saharan Africa, an UNDP Report says.

 

Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food
500 million smallholder farmers support over 2 billion people, yet for many, their future looks increasingly uncertain. What is the way forward for smallholders and for the future of food?

 

Achieving Food Security: Guy M Poppy at TEDxSouthamptonUniversity
Achieving Food Security: Guy M Poppy at TEDxSouthamptonUniversity

 

Food security and choice, can we have both? Professor Charles Godfray at TEDxHousesofParliament
Charles Godfray is Hope Professor at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.

 

Crops for the future: beyond food security
Dr Sayed Azam Ali Professor of Global Food Security University of Nottingham Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

 

The Future of Food in the City: Designing Food Systems in Urban Areas
Feeding Cities conference breakout session moderated by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, with speakers James Haig Streeter and John Sugrue. Additional material from the Feeding Cities Conference.

 

Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the roles for firms and foundations?
Jeff Raikes (CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Greg Page (CEO, Cargill) present their views on global food security and the roles of the private sector and foundation community at Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment's inaugural Global Food Policy Symposium series. The Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series is a two-year, twelve-lecture series on pro-poor growth and food security policy.

 

Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now
Gawain Kripke is the director of policy and research at Oxfam America and has more than 20 years of experience working on public policy and advocacy issues. His department conducts research and policy advocacy focusing on the effectiveness of foreign aid and development, climate change, trade and agriculture, humanitarian issues, and extractive industries.

 

Eric Holt-Giménez: Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming.
Food movements, agroecology, and the future of food and farming. Today, a billion people live in hunger. Peak oil and environmental degradation threaten the food security of billions more, particularly with half the world's population living in urban environments where they are dependent on industrially produced and imported food. A transition is urgently needed, but how? What alternative policies can enable communities to realise their own food security in the face of environmental challenges, while also improving livelihoods, building resilience, and conserving ecosystems? Many food-related movements have already emerged around the world, but what ongoing challenges do they face?

 

Future of food and drink industry: fast, quality, value, customer service
Future of convenience stores, corner store retailing, food and drink industry, OXXO brand owned by FEMSA in Mexico. Fast food and drink, drink bottling including Coca-Cola, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, wholesaling, warehousing. Nutrition, performance and health foods, obesity, diabetes and social responsibility.

 

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