CFP: RGS-IBG AC17: Different and Diverse Knowledges of (Rural) Food Access and Security? ‘

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017: ‘Decolonising geographical knowledges’. London, 29th August 2017-1st September

Session Co-Convened /Co-Sponsored : The Food Geographies Working Group and Rural Geography Research Group

Session Convenors: Eifiona Thomas Lane  and Rebecca Jones (Prifysgol Bangor University)

Abstract : This two part session, framed around the tensions between rural production and consumption, naturally merges areas of current debate and concern across both traditional rural interests and emerging food geographies globally. The sessions will facilitate a broad interdisciplinary exploration of food from and within rural spaces and places, diversity and differences in experiences and knowledge of inaccessible, insecure and unaffordable food and paths towards enabling sufficiency and localised food (and drink?) justice.

We would very much welcome your abstracts of no more than 250 words focussing on one or more of the following themes but not limited by the themes listed – or by 12 mid-day on the 14th February 2017.

·         Rural food deserts, local diets and justice

·         Rural food poverty, well-being and the right to food

·         Countryside Planning for more than food…

·         Food insecurity and governance e.g. beyond CAP

·         Localised markets and food access

·         Community growing and re-localised food economies

·         Diversity and new food sustainability

·         Responsible food tourism?

·         Diverse and different food knowledges, skills & experience

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