The non-profit Food Systems Handbook is holding a discussion between experts about the most effective interventions to prevent famine as a result of crop disease and pests.
This event will focus on one of the drivers of food insecurity we have identified as particularly impactful, and has thus formed the basis of much our of our research effort to date - crop disease and pests. We hope to bring together a group of experts in this area from a variety of backgrounds, to discuss the Food Systems Handbook's findings, identify any important points we've not covered in our research, and to generally add nuance to our work beyond what we could achieve through desktop research alone.
The roundtable discussion is also open to non-experts - those who are simply interested in this area and would like to learn more about the impact of crop disease and pests on food security, as well as the Food Systems Handbook's mission.
We have created a brief background and overview of interventions related crop diseases and pests. We invite you to have a look in preparation for the event. You can find the write-up here.
Read more and register here. The roundtable will take place on 5 August 2021 at 14:00 – 15:30 BST.