A Sustainable Food Future: Technology, Resource Use and Resilience

Event organiser

Chatham House

27–28 November 2017  •  Conference

Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom

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Event organiser

Chatham House

Event overview

The annual Chatham House Food conference will address the latest challenges to the food security and sustainability agenda while assessing new policies, practices and technology being devised to create a more resilient and sustainable food system. It will gather together leading experts and stakeholders in nutrition, health, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, food policy and sustainability.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Resource use – the interconnections between land and land-based resources as well as the challenge faced in balancing the multiple uses of land, water and energy;

  • Resilience of the food system – its vulnerability to disruptive hazards in supply chains and trade routes as well as threats from disease, conflict and climatic shocks;

  • Diet and sustainability - changing trends in food consumption and what constitutes a healthy and sustainable diet appropriate for different cultural and environmental contexts;

  • Technological improvements and new innovations – the effects on food production and consumption patterns, and the impacts on the sustainability, security, quality and affordability of food;

  • Agricultural and food-trade policies – assessing the likelihood and consequences of a rise in protectionist policies on a global scale and redefining the UK’s agricultural and food-trade policies.


For further information about the event, including the agenda and registration details, please visit Chatham House’s conference page.