"Food security in an urbanizing world" - a Webinar

Past Event

05 September 2012, 7:15pm - 8:45pm


This webinar is hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum

The Security and Sustainability Forum’s free webinar, the second session in the Urbanization in a Growing World series, will explore food security. Academic and development experts will highlight food security challenges posed by a growing and urbanizing population. Discussion will include agricultural economics, agricultural aid, livestock health and urban agriculture.

Summary: Highlighting food security challenges due to current food system shortcomings and the added pressure of a growing population, the session will cover a range of academic thought and development practices. Experts will offer a broad picture of food security issues applicable to both ends of the development spectrum. From livestock pathology to urban food deserts, the discussion will cover economic, health, and equity issues relating to food production and distribution. In addition to outlining the challenges, “Food Security in an Urbanizing World” will showcase existing work in this field and present overarching research.


  • Professor Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and Hope Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • Dr Alan Kelly, The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean Emeritus, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ed Keturakis, Senior Associate, Abt Associates

Register here to attend the webinar.