Damian Maye and James Kirwan are once again very much involved in the annual RGS-IBG conference, which takes place this year from Tuesday, 30th August to Friday, 2nd September 2016. This year’s conference is to be held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in Kensington, London, and at Imperial College London.
Damian and James are organising a session on food system sustainability and resilience. The aim of this session is to connect thinking and theoretical perspectives from resilience theory with food system sustainability approaches, discourses and assessment methodologies.
Damian and James are also co-presenting three research papers. Damian’s paper is about rural and urban consumer understandings of global and local food chains. This paper is also based on GLAMUR research and is part of a session about the rural-urban nexus.
James is presenting two papers. The first is a paper about resilience ethics that stems from EU GLAMUR work comparing global and local food chain performance. The second paper uses a farm resilience framework to compare the sustainability of inshore fisheries and dairy farming in the UK, and is linked to the Horizon 2020 project, SUFISA.
Full titles for the three research papers are below:
Assessing food chain performance from a consumer perspective: relations between place of residence and consumer knowledge and practice (Maye, D., Kirwan, J., Keech, D. and Bundhoo, D). Rural Geography Research Group: The Food Rurality Nexus. RGS, London, 31 August – 2 September, 2016.
Reflexive governance, resilience ethics and changing understandings of food chain performance (Kirwan, J., Maye D. and Brunori, G.). Rural Geography Research Group and Food Geographies Research Group: Connecting food system sustainability and resilience through a geographical lens. RGS, London, 31 August – 2 September, 2016.
Making the connections between medium and small-scale dairy farmers and inshore fishers: a resilience perspective (Kirwan, J., Maye, D., Vigani, M. and Bundhoo, D.). Rural Geography Research Group and Food Geographies Research Group: Connecting food system sustainability and resilience through a geographical lens. RGS, London, 31 August – 2 September.