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IFSTAL’s third lecture: Food system ‘actors’ and their activities

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:30
Venue: 
John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM
Speaker: 
Dr Barbara Haesler and Lauren Blake

Who shapes what activities in the food system, and how, at all the different stages and levels? Using some example foods, we will be looking at the wide range of actors – people who do things, and the activities – things people do, in the many diverse parts of food systems. From direct roles like farmers, processors and consumers, to indirect ones like bankers, policy makers and scientists, we will move from designing and producing, to preserving, influencing, buying and wasting.

This will be taking place on Thursday 19th November in the John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Keppel Street.

Self-registration will be from 5pm, with the lecture starting at 5:15pm.

This event is being hosted by LCIRAH (RVC, LSHTM, SOAS) and City University London. The lecture will be live streamed to our collaborating IFSTAL institutions (Oxford University, Reading University and Warwick University).


IFSTAL is a learning community and interactive resource designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system. IFSTAL addresses the urgent need for a workforce skilled in food systems thinking. Those engaging with IFSTAL will be better equipped to address the systemic failings in food systems which have resulted in about one billion people being hungry, two billion lacking sufficient nutrients, and over two billion overweight or obese.

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