What’s a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system.

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

Webinar: What’s a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system.

Join Navin Ramankutty, Professor, Faculty of Science, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability & Will Valley, Senior Instructor in LFS and Academic Director of the Land, Food and Community Series as they teach you the fundamentals of what comprises a food system and what factors influence it. This will be a great primer for future talks in our series, so be sure to register for this and the whole series below.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Ramankutty (Left) & Dr. Will Valley (Right)

Navin Ramankutty’s research program aims to understand how humans use and modify the Earth’s land surface for agriculture and its implications for the global environment. Using global Earth observations and numerical ecosystem models, his research aims to find solutions to the problem of feeding humanity with minimal global environmental footprint. Ramankutty has given multiple lectures on Sustainable Farming and Food Systems affiliated with CSFS and instrumental in Global Sustainable Food System Research and Policy at UBC Farm.

Will Valley is a senior instructor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the academic director of the core curricula in the faculty, the Land, Food, and Community Series. His research focuses on sustainable food system education, K-12 food systems, food literacy development, urban agriculture, and community-engaged scholarship. He is also co-director of Inner City Farms, an urban farming non-profit in Vancouver, BC. Will’s dedication to food system thinking being taught at UBC makes him an asset and key collaborator of CSFS.

The Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond series, brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS), the BC Food Web, and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS), is an eight part series centered on answering fundamental questions about our food system during this pandemic. Webinars will air every two weeks starting May 28th at 3 p.m. PST.