UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Global food security: call for papers

13 May 2015

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The call for papers for the 2015 BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities/UCL Grand Challenges Symposium on Global Food Security is now open.

UCL ISR and the Grand Challenge for Human Wellbeing invite proposals from academic colleagues, practitioners and policy makers interested in presenting research developments that address issues of global food security and resource provision. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity to present methodologies and findings to a diverse audience of academic researchers, industry representatives, NGOs and policy-makers in the field. Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract of up to 250 words outlining the research they would wish to present, under one of the themes below. It is anticipated that selected papers from the symposium will feed into the production of a journal special issue (to be formalised after the conference).


  • Resilience, complexity and risk in the food system
  • Food security, climate change, wellbeing and health
  • Reducing food waste
  • Future food supply (e.g. agrotechnology, staple food, new plants, Food production/productivity & land use)
  • Changing patterns of food demand (e.g. behavioral changes, lifestyles, supply chains)
  • Food Policy (e.g. issues in the formulation, implementation and analysis of policies for the food sector/society, food sovereignty)