FOOD & SOCIETY - Paths to sustainable food systems

30.04.24 10:30 - 16:00
NMBU
Litteraturhuset Oslo
Wergelandsveien 29
Oslo

What we eat has important consequences, not only for our health but also for the environment and society. NMBU invites to a half day conference about the science and politics of food systems.

On this day, you will meet researchers and experts from NMBU, and as the keynote speaker, food systems researcher Dr. Kate Schneider from Johns Hopkins University Washington DC will present new research on the state of the world's food systems.

Thematic experts introduce key sustainability dimensions and public and private sector stakeholders from the food system discuss pathways to sustainable food systems in Norway and globally.

Welcome to a day with exiting and important presentations and conversations!

Where: Litteraturhuset in Oslo

When: 10.30 – 16.00


Send in abstract for the poster session

Deadline extended to the 1st of April 2024.

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PROGRAM


POSTERSESSION & LUNCH

WELCOME BY NMBU RECTOR SIRI FJELLHEIM

KEYNOTE – KATE SCHNEIDER (Johns Hopkins University)

The state of the worlds’ food system


SESSION 1: NATURE & CLIMATE

Siri Eriksen (Faculty of Landscape and Society, NMBU) - Food and climate

Arild Angelsen (Business School, NMBU) - Feeding the world while protecting tropical forests


SESSION 2: TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION

Odd Arne Rognli (Faculty of Biosciences, NMBU) - The role of biotechnology and genetic resources in resilient plant production

Angela Schwarm (Faculty of Biosciences, NMBU) - Reducing emissions from cattle based food

Nils Bjugstad (Faculty of Science and Technology, NMBU) - Climate smart farming technologies


SESSION 3: FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Paula Varela Tomasco (Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science at NMBU, and the Norwegian Food Research Institute) - To eat or not to eat? Consumers in a changing food system

Marina Aspholm (The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU) - Building a Sustainable Future: Food Safety in Tomorrow's Food Systems


SESSION 4: FOOD SECURITY AND INEQUALITY

Christian Anton Smedshaug (Faculty of Biosciences, NMBU) - Self-sufficiency, trade and preparedness

Ruth Haug (Faculty of Landscape and Society, NMBU) - Equity as path to social sustainability of food systems?

Comments and conclusions

Moderator: Ola T. Westengen (Faculty of Landscape and Society, NMBU)


PANEL DISCUSSION

Paths to sustainable food systems in Norway and globally
What is needed to achieve a knowledge-based transformation of the food systems? A conversation among political authorities, civil society, business, and research actors.
Moderator: Andrew Kroglund

The panel discussion will be held in Norwegian

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