Urban and rural food and agricultural systems face immense challenges over the coming decades as a result of the dynamic interactions between the natural and social world. Growing uncertainty regarding the ability of these systems to improve citizen livelihoods and food security has spurred various organizations (e.g. governmental and non-governmental), both internationally and domestically, to direct resources towards strengthening food and agricultural systems. As food and agricultural systems develop, a greater understanding of the drivers of effective system creation, maintenance, and sustainability will be required in order to ensure worthwhile policy outcomes. Existing methodologies to measure the drivers and impacts of food system policies and initiatives have been criticized for their inability to accurately assess resulting socio-economic and environmental outcomes. This session will build towards a better understanding of how food and agricultural systems, both rural and urban, maintain or hinder functionality in the context of increased economic, cultural, and environmental pressures. Panelist will explores the linkages between rural and urban communities through land-based initiatives, disparities across socio-economic strata, food systems governance, rural-urban telecoupling and scale dependence of climate impacts on urban areas. We invite scholars interested in contributing to this discussion to submit abstracts covering the the interplay between social-ecological systems in rural to urban linkages; or methods of monitoring or modeling food systems.
|Presenter||Phillip Warsaw*, University of Wisconsin, The Economics of Food Security: Investigating Price Inequalities for Food Access in Milwaukee, Wisconsin||20||4:40 PM|
|Presenter||Jane Battersby*, University of Cape Town, Re-placing food markets in African cities: Reading the relationship between local governments and global donors through food retail planning.||20||5:00 PM|
|Presenter||Jordan Blekking*, Indiana University, Tom Evans, Indiana University, A Multi-level Analysis of Urban Food Security||20||5:20 PM|
|Presenter||Cascade Tuholske*, University of California - Santa Barbara, Kwaw Andam, International Food Policy Research Institute , Jordan Blekking, Indiana University , Kelly Caylor , University of California - Santa Barbara , Tom Evans, Indiana University , Towards Assessing Urban Food Security and Nutrition in West Africa||20||5:40 PM|
|Discussant||Rinku Roy Chowdhury Clark University||20||6:00 PM|
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