29 September 2015
Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Professor Terry Marsden attended the TRANSMANGO: Scenarios for the future of food and nutrition security in Europe – mid term review earlier in September in Leuven, Belgium. TRANSMANGO is a European research project on Food and Nutrition Security in Europe which aims to obtain a comprehensive picture of the effects of the global drivers of change on European and global food demand and raw material production. Terry, along with Sustainable Places Affiliates Dr Ana Moragues Faus and Dr Roberta Sonnino from Cardiff School of Planning and Geogrpahy make up the TRANSMANGO working group “Analysing vulnerabilities and transitions at EU Level." The group has recently published a Delphi report. 45 international experts participated in the research to identify global drivers of the food system affecting EU food and nutrition security. Read the report on the TRANSMANGO website.
Later on in September Terry, Ana and Robertao attend the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society in Rome. The conference this year focused on reconnecting agriculture and food chains to societal needs and brought together scholars from a wide range of disciplines from across the world.
At the conference, Ana and Roberta chaired a session on Food Security: Meanings, Practices and Policies. This was a special session where Terry presented the results from the Delphi Report of the TRANSMANGO project. Terry was also part of a panel discussing the discourse of food nutrition security in the media, and also contributed to the session on corporate food governance, financialisation and the reproduction of food security vulnerabilities.
Terry has also recently written an opinion piece for TRANSMANGO entitled “Why not a Common Food and Nutrition Policy for Europe?" Read the post on the TRANSMANGO website.