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Feeding the 9 billion, well: An urgent need for post-2015 agenda and improved partnerships

The title is my conclusion from attending the 2014 Crawford Fund’s annual conference on food security, held between 26-28 August 2014 in Parliament House, Canberra. The conference was just excellent presenting prominent speakers who showed not only extensive knowledge about food security and its related challenges but also showed their care about this topic. It […]

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The 2014 Crawford Fund Parliamentary Conference: Pre-conference note on food security

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to attend the 2014 Annual Parliamentary Conference organised by the Crawford Fund. Looking at its impressive list of speakers, there is no doubt that the conference will address some of the key challenges that the global food production is facing. I also love Canberra and am always looking […]

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Is animal welfare considered in the Food Security concept?

By Risti Permani, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide.   On my recent flight from Adelaide to the Southeast Asian region, I found an interesting article “Finished with Fins at Starwood” published by travel3Sixty, AirAsia’s travel magazine. The article reported that the international hotel chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced a total ban on shark […]

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Research 21 Public Lecture Series: “Food for thought: Changes in the global food system and how they could affect you” by Associate Professor Wendy Umberger

  The Director of Global Food Studies Associate Professor Wendy Umberger will share her views on changes in the global food system and how these could impact us. Our global food systems are transitioning from production to consumption. Some of the consequences of these changes are changing diets, shopping behaviours and farmers’ welfare. There is […]

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Food Security and Common Goals

  This article was first published at the Jakarta Post (11 July 2013) The 2013 Food Security Goals with Good Policy Regional Dialogue meeting was held late last month in Medan. It was well-attended by country representatives from Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and China. One of the recommendations arising from the dialogue […]

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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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