The global food system is challenged by issues of drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition, and exploited workers. Population growth and the forces of marketization have further compromised the ability of the food system to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food to the world's population.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach to food system challenges
The Food Governance Node at the Charles Perkins Centre (The University of Sydney) and the George Institute for Global Health have partnered with the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (Georgetown University) to organise the 2024 Food Governance Conference.
This conference, to be hosted at the University of Sydney February 14 to 16, 2024, will bring together lawyers, policymakers, nutritionists, and health scientists to explore how law, policy, and regulation can help address food system challenges at the local, national, regional, and global levels.
A side event hosted by the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments will run on 13 February in Sydney focused on highlighting global perspectives on legal and policy solutions.
Malnutrition, climate change, globalisation, and trade patterns profoundly shape the global food system. These challenges, along with rapid population growth, have compromised the ability of food systems to deliver safe, nutritious, sustainable, and equitable foods, and are in turn impacting the fulfillment of fundamental human rights and the health of our planet.
Through a broad and interdisciplinary approach, the Food Governance Conference aims to share topical ideas, advocacy and research that moves the dial on food governance issues facing Australia and beyond. The conference will explore issues such as (1) the promotion of healthier diets via food policy and governance (Australian and global case studies), (2) Indigenous Peoples food system governance, (3) equity and social justice in food systems, (4) food security, and sustainability, and (5) commercial determinants of health.
Highlighting the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the food system in the 21st century, this conference also aims to create new opportunities for collaborations that promote access to healthy and sustainable food for all.
Expressions of interest to attend side event - 13 February
A side event hosted by the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments will run on 13 February focused on highlighting global perspectives on legal and policy solutions.
There will also be an option to request a complete fee waiver. Requests will be determined by the Conference Organising Committee. Please email email@example.com.
The abstract submission is now closed.
Abstract submissions close 31 October 2023, 11.59 pm (AEST).
Abstract acceptance date by 1 December 2023
Conference theme and topics
Theme: Solutions, Implementation & Advocacy
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