I spent the last two days in Waterloo, Ontario at an incredible workshop called “Mapping the state of play on the global food landscape”. It brought together academic and civil society experts on ten key themes:
- State of the world food system
- Progress on the right to food
- Global food trade
- Corporate role in food and agriculture
- Food sovereignty
- Genetic resources and agricultural biotechnology
- Land grab and agrarian reform
- Financialization in the food system
- Sustainable food systems and global environmental change
- Global food governance in an era of crisis.
Still buzzing from the great conversations and debate. This was my dream conference. Amazing people, lots of discussion lasting from morning to night and great food.
There was also a lot of work! Each of us (3 per theme) was asked to develop a brief and presentation that answers 3 questions on the past, present and future of our themes. I presented on the final theme an ended up not using the PowerPoint presentation I had developed. I figured it would be good to share. So, here is the presentation that never was:Towards ecological food security
There will be an output from the workshop and I will certainly share that when it becomes available.