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Molly D. Anderson
Molly is shaping the Food Studies Program at Middlebury College in Vermont. She bridges interests and concerns of academicians and community- based activists and is involved in food system planning at the state, regional and international scales. She is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and was a Coordinating Lead Author on the IAASTD. She chaired the Board of the Community Food Security Coalition for 3 years. She worked at Oxfam America and at Tufts University, where she was the founding Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Graduate Program in the School of Nutrition Science & Policy and directed Tufts Institute of the Environment. Her Ph.D. is in Systems Ecology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Activists, philanthropists, non-governmental and governmental organizations and corporations around the world are trying to fix our broken food system so that it delivers better food security, equity, a cleaner environment, health and community well-being. Many times, broad goals are shared among these actors; but strategies and tactics are wildly discrepant. What are the assumptions about how change happens that undergird this work? What conditions must be in place for different theories of change, particularly those held by NGOs and social movements, to operate? In this talk, I will suggest alternative theories of change implicit or explicit in the work of NGOs and social movements, and examine how/whether they are supported by recent trends in food systems.
As part of the Research Hootenanny held at Elm Bank, the new home of the Centre for Research Capability and Development, CAWR nominated Morwenna McKenzie to represent the postgraduate team in the Postgraduate Researcher of the Year competition.
Could edible insects play an important role in tackling a growing global humanitarian problem?
This research explores the potential impacts and opportunities associated with ‘Brexit’ for the Welsh beef and lamb sector. We will examine the current relationship the Welsh beef and lamb sector has with the EU Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) scheme, and investigate the possible role this certification may have for Wales once the process of exiting the EU is completed.
The aim of this project is to reach higher levels of organisation and networking, and develop a healthier, and more productive and harmonious farming sector in Europe for the long term.
Start time: 11:30
End time: 13:00
CAWR, Ryton Gardens, Coventry University, CV8 3LG