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Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
(FAO, 2009a)

Economics Staff in Print and in the Press

A number of School staff have been in the media recently discussing a variety of topical issues that fall under the broad subject of Economics.  In addition, we have two new published authors! Huge congratulations to Professors Kym Anderson and Colin Rogers on the launch of their book and research. It’s great to see our […]

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Professor Kym Anderson Honoured with New Appointments

Professor Kym Anderson has recently been appointed as President of the Policy Advisory Council of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and will also become Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Washington DC-based International Food Policy Research Institute as of 1 January, 2015. The School of Economics would like to congratulate […]

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Food Security Group Mission to China

Under the leadership of Executive Dean Professor Christopher Findlay, in late April 2013 the University of Adelaide undertook a Commonwealth Government-funded Group Mission to Beijing, to develop food security and sustainable futures research needs in consultation with multiple organisations in China, and working particularly closely with the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy at the Chinese […]

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How to feed the planet?

Prof Kym Anderson presented his research at  the ‘Circle of Economists’ session 13 at the 2012 ‘Les Rencountres Economiques’ in Aix-en-Provence, France. Watch Prof Anderson’s talk and read his paper on What roles for farm technology and trade policies in feeding the planet?

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Podcast – Prof Pardey, Agricultural Investment and R & D Returns

Listen to Prof Phil Pardey from the University of Minnesota speak on research compiled with Prof Julian Alston, UC-Davis on how agricultural investors get their biggest return from their R & D investment.

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Video – Prof Pinstrup-Andersen, 10 Action Issues for Food Security

Watch World Food Prize Laureate Prof Per Pinstrup-Andersen speak on Food Security Issues to 2050: What are the biggest issues needing action and whose job is it? Presented on February 13, 2012 at the University of Adelaide’s Forum on Food Security

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Podcast – Dr Nick Austin, ACIAR, New Approaches in International Agricultural Research

Listen to a recording of Dr Nick Austin, CEO of ACIAR, speaking about new approaches in international agricultural research

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Podcast – Prof Findlay, Reframing the Agenda

Listen to a recording of Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean of Professions, University of Adelaide speaking about reframing the food, nutrition, health, and agriculture R and D agenda.

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Podcast – Dr Will Martin, National and global food security

Listen to Dr Will Martin, World Bank, speaking about national and global food security: what roles for trade and trade policies? Slides National and global food security, Dr Will Martin View more presentations from food2050

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Food Security Forum Wrap Up

Prof Kym Anderson’s wrap up comments A stellar line up of speakers and a capacity audience of over 200 delegates and speakers from 16 different countries and 5 Australian states ‘reframed’ the global agriculture and food research agenda. Research and policy priorities for agriculture, food and nutrition research were set and a call to action […]

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