Welcome to the website of the Food Geographies Working Group RGS-IBG.
We hope to use this space to facilitate conversation, as well as to share knowledge, experiences, and training opportunities.
The aim of the Food Geographies Working Group is to bring together geographers who study all aspects of food, from across the breadth of geography’s sub-disciplines, and to raise the profile of geography as a key voice in food related research, policy, knowledge, and action.
Contact us: foodgeographies [at] gmail.com
Find out more about the work of the RGS-IBG here.
Food Geographies Working Group Sponsored Sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London 2017:
Food Localisation as Community-Building
Convenor: Les Levidow
Food and power: Decolonising food systems and food research
Convenor: Charlie Spring
Geographies of global (sea)food markets: influences of consumer behaviour on sustainability and justice in the Global South
Convenor: Carole White
Brexit and the Future of Agriculture, Food and Rural Society (co-sponsored with RGRG)
Convenors: Gareth Enticott & Damian Maye
Food in Urban Africa
Convenor: Shari Daya & Gareth Haysom
Alternative food geographies and the foodscapes of ‘clean eating’.
Convenors: Christine Barnes
Alternate food geography and the discursive production of gendered labour
Convenor: Regina Hansda
Different and Diverse Knowledges of (Rural) Food Access and Security? (co-sponsored with RGRG)
Convenors: Eifiona Thomas Lane and Rebecca Jones
The cultural geographies of new food
Convenors: Jonas House & Alexandra Sexton
Rethinking justice in city regional food systems planning
Convenor: Richard J Nunes
Food Geographies Working Group Sponsored Sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London 2016:
Connecting food system sustainability and resilience through a geographical lens
Convenors: Damian Maye and James Kirwan
The Culture-Landscape-Economy Nexus of Food Production, Access, and Distribution
Convenor: Rebecca L. Farnum
Politicised technologies in agrofood systems
Convenor: Imogen Bellwood-Howard
Urban Food Justice & the Refugee ‘Crisis’
Conveners: Jen Bagelman, Gerry Pratt & Vicki Squire
A strategizing platform on urban political agroecology
Convenors : Barbara Van Dyck & Chiara Tornaghi
*Organising Food Access: Community Food, Governance and Place
Convenors: Dr Mags Adams & Dr Rebecca Sandover
Eater-Eaten Material Formations In, Against, and Beyond Consumer Relationships
Convenor: Suzanne Hocknell
The Food Rurality Nexus: Postgraduate & Early Career Session
Convenor: Ms Hannah Brooking
Open discussion session: Doing Food research: method, transdisciplinarity and reflexivity
Convenors: Charlotte Spring & Rebecca StClair
Cities as Nodes in the Food Nexus
Convenors: Dr Beth Perry and Dr Mike Hardman, Dr Gareth Hysom, Dr Peter Rundkvist, Stephen Agong.