Full Professor, Director of the Arrell Food Institute, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph
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Over the next two generations, the globe faces an enormous human security challenge. We must adapt to rapid economic and climate change by creating a food system that provides adequate and appropriate nutrition for 9 billion people in a way that does not compromise vital ecosystem services including biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration. Within the broad area of “global food security in the 21st century,” Evan has spent his professional life developing an externally funded multi-disciplinary research programme on the links between food security, land use, and global environmental/economic change. In this, he has five distinct strands to his work: 1. What can we learn from past food security crisis in order to understand where we might be vulnerable today? 2. What are the socio-economic forces that shape our food-producing landscapes today? 3. What are the implications of different types of landscapes for both food security and other ecosystem services? 4. What regions of the world are likely to be vulnerable in terms of food insecurity in the 21st century? 5. Raising public debates about environmental change, food and sustainability.
Food security, climate change, agricultural policy
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