Call for papers: Food security conference on World Food Day
The 16th October 2013 is UN World Food Day. To tie in with this, the University of Warwick is holding a one-day conference, “Food (In)Security Research Network: International and trans-disciplinary perspectives”. Supported by BISA-PGN and GEM PhD School, the conference will be the starting point for a new multi-disciplinary postgraduate community focusing on issues and ideas relating to food security.
World Food Day is a fitting day to discuss the international dimensions of food security, a complex topic that is highly affected by international trade regulations, the incorporation of food and agricultural within multilateral institutions, and international actors whose decisions have significant impacts. The conference theme strongly supports proposals focusing on the international dimensions of food security; however proposals from various theoretical, methodological and disciplinary perspectives, and empirical papers/posters/presentations based on any regions of the world, such as Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe are welcome. Potential sub-themes include:
- The role of international actors and institutions in the global food and agricultural system, and in global food security
- Agrarian social movements and ground-up initiatives to ensure food security at local, national, regional and international levels
- The role of the state in promoting food security and its relationships with other stakeholders
- Green, organic, Geographical Indication and Fair Trade supply chains and markets
- The role of science, biotechnology and businesses
- Sustainable and conventional agriculture and food production, distribution and consumption
- Food security and/or food sovereignty
Abstracts, maximum 500 words, can be for full papers, works in progress or posters and should include brief details about the author (e.g. name, educational affiliation, email address, area of research). Please email abstracts and questions by 10 July 2013. Accepted proposals will be notified by 20 August 2013. See the BISA-PGN website for more information.