First Mediterranean Conference on Food Systems in Urban Environments, July 2015, Rome

Organized by the System Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC) in collaboration with “Sapienza” University of Rome, the System Dynamics Society (SDS) and with the technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), will be held in Rome on 6th-7th July 2015.

Conference presenters include: 
*JOHN INGRAM*, expert of Food Security and Member of the International Resources Panel from the United Nations;
*VANDANA SHIVA*, scientist, activist and member of several international organizations,(i.e.: World Future Council);
*HANS HERREN*, Head of the Millennium Institute;
*GEORGE P. RICHARDSON*, Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University of Albany;
*LAUREN BAKER*, Coordinator for the Toronto Food Policy Council, former Director of Sustain Ontario: The Alliance for Healthy Food and Farming, food researcher and activist.
The conference will discuss about real-world issues of our current food systems and cities with policy makers of different countries from local, national and international levels.Planetary issues, food systems efficiency, inclusiveness and resilience, as well as policies for improved food systems meeting urban food needs, will be some of the topics of analysis. The best papers from several international researchers participating in the calls for papers issued by FAO’s cross-cutting project “Meeting Urban Food Needs” (MUFN) will be presented at the Conference. In addition, participants will be able to attend some of the four workshops facilitated by leading scholars.
The complete Conference programme is now online.
REGISTER by accessing our website!

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