14. March 2019 - 12:15 till 14:00
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CESFS Seminar: Policies to enable sustainable food systems | Seminar Room 2 | Thursday, 14. March 2019

Please join us at the first meeting of the University of Liverpool’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems (CESFS) Seminar Series.
Seminar Policies to enable sustainable food systems
Date Thursday 14 March 2019
Time 12.15- 2.00pm
Venue Seminar Room 2, Management School, University of Liverpool    
12.15-12.20     Arrival and refreshments
12.20-12.30     Introduction to CESFS (Professor Jonathan Rushton)
12.30-13.15     Professor Tim Lang, City University London 
Resilient supply chains: how policy addresses the mixed challenges of producing food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens.
13.15-13.25    Audience questions and discussion 
13.25-13.45    Jayne Brookman, Head of Agrifood, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
The role of the KTN Agri-Food team in facilitating business growth and helping promote knowledge transfer
13.45-13.55    Audience questions and discussion 
13.55-14.00   Close (Professor Jonathan Rushton) 
The series will discuss issues relating to the global food system, addressing the challenges and potential solutions for the alleviation of hunger, the adoption of healthy diets and the production and utilisation of food in a sustainable manner. The seminar will be an opportunity for academics, local government and development agencies and industry to talk about the problems they **** in tackling the complexities of the food system, to share ideas, promote good practice and find ways in which we could support each other.
Speakers Professor Tim Lang
 Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002. He founded the Centre in 1994. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the mixed challenge of being food for the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. What is a good food system? How is ours measured and measuring up?
He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation, FAO, and UNEP, has been a special advisor to four House of Commons Select Committee inquiries, two on food standards (1998-9 & 1999), globalisation (2000) and obesity (2003-04), and a consultant on food security to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House 2007-09). He was a Commissioner on the UK Government's Sustainable Development Commission (2006-11), reviewing progress on food sustainability. He was on the Council of Food Policy Advisors to the Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2008-10), and is a member of the Mayor of London's Food Board (2009 – present). He helped launch the 100 World Cities Urban Food Policy Pact in Milan 2015. His most recent books are Food Wars (with Michael Heasman, Routledge, 2015), Unmanageable Consumer (with Yiannis Gabriel, Sage, 2015), and Ecological Public Health (with Geof Rayner, Routedge Earthscan, 2012). He rides a bicycle to work, doesn't own a car and grows vegetables and fruit in his London garden.
Jayne Brookman
 Jayne leads the AgriFood team at Knowledge Transfer Network and has a broad knowledge of the AgriFood industries within the UK. Prior to joining KTN, Jayne lectured in Biotechnology at the University of Manchester before developing a number of start-ups in agriculture and life sciences. She enjoys working between the research base, government and industry to maximise the effectiveness of innovation support into the sector.

 Contact CESFS (food@) with any enquiries.