The Food Geographies Research group is sponsoring ten sessions in the upcoming RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 28-31 August 2018, Cardiff, UK. Here is a list of the sessions. Queries and requests for more information should be sent to responsible session convenors. Confirmation of acceptance of sessions for the conference programme will be available at the end of March 2018.
This session considers the complex interaction between humans, machines and the socio-cultural and socio-technical environmental aspects of our food systems. The impact of applying technological solutions to feed a growing, largely urban global population is not deterministic. Instead, solutions arise from complex interactions within industrial, organisational and socio-economic contexts.
We invite contributions that address the current ‘happenings’ between Brexit and agri-food systems, with a particular interest in ‘alternative’ visions and practices surrounding agroecology and food sovereignty. Submissions with a focus on food policy, transition theory, (community) self-organisation and governance are especially welcome
The Session will provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work relating to sustainability in public procurement for catering in schools, nurseries hospitals and elderly care
Despite substantial advancements in the fields of food and energy geography, attempts to develop translocal and connective perspectives for studying the transformation of urban food and energy systems are sporadic (e.g. Eakin et al. 2017, Bridge 2017, Rutherford and Coutard 2014). The continued localist logic in many studies here risks re-producing accounts that fail to consider the different material and immaterial connections provided by underlying resource flows or food chains. This in turn potentially limits our understanding of how such connections are altered as a result of urban transformations.
Rural space has been traditionally recognised as spaces of food production and rich repositories of food and drink, traditions, heritage and provenance. Upon this foundation, both well-known and newer forms of rural leisure and rural tourism offers have been developed. Experiences from gastronomy within food tourism to more technical ventures in micro-brewing, artisan and lifestyle markets exemplify this potential.
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff, 2018 Session sponsored by the Food Geographies Working Group Session Convenors: Rebecca St. Clair (Manchester… Read more Call for papers on “Critical perspectives on Edible Urban Landscapes”
This session would invite contributions exploring this entrepreneurial aspect of UA from the Global North and South. Research has shown that policy can have a significant effect on the success of these sites in urban areas (Cretella & Buenger, 2015; Hovorka, 2004) .Therefore we welcome contributions from a policy and case study perspective.
This session seeks to critically explore these responses, their inherent tensions and make visible the diversity of practices that are collectively driving changes in local and global food waste landscapes.
This session considers the role of community self-organisation in relation to new landscapes of food justice and sustainability. Recent years have seen a flourishing of community-led initiatives aiming to create food systems which deliver nourishing food whilst upholding principles such as care for planetary resources, fair livelihoods for producers, food rights for consumers and compassion for animals.