The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) is delighted to invite you to our 3rd Annual Forum, which will take place online on Tuesday 15th December at 14.00 – 17.00 (GMT).

The theme of this year’s Forum is the importance of inter-disciplinary working to successfully address food system challenges. We will have a range of speakers from the University of Reading as well as key partners from ICRISAT and the University of Florida.

We hope you’re able to join us!

Addressing food system challenges: Making inter-disciplinarity work

The importance of sustainable and resilient food supply systems is widely acknowledged. Providing food and nutrient security to a growing global population and ensuring the livelihoods of millions of people working along the food supply chain, whilst safeguarding the environment for future generations has never been more important. The Covid-19 pandemic has further emphasised the imperative for robust food systems, capable of responding to shocks and disruptions.

Food systems are complex, with inter-relationships between agriculture, the environment and consumers. Therefore, the approach to food systems and food systems challenges needs to be holistic and interdisciplinary, drawing upon natural, social and physical sciences. The IFNH is based on the recognition of the value of interdisciplinary approaches to systems-wide challenges and our 3rd Annual Forum provides an opportunity to learn about the application of such approaches in practice in different parts of the world.

The event is free to attend and for more information on the event and to register your attendance please Click Here. Please register your attendance by Monday 7th December 2020. Follow the links to see the programme and speaker’s biography.

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