Food Systems Handbook Roundtable - Crop Disease and Pests

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What can we do to prevent famine as a result of crop disease and pests? A discussion between experts about the most effective interventions.

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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 discussion will be moderated by Duncan Williamson - an expert in food systems, climate, and environment who has over 20 years of experience working in these fields, with organisations including WWF UK, Compassion in World Farming, Action Against Hunger, Nourish Scotland, and Chatham House.

This event 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.

*The Food Systems Handbook is an independent, not-for-profit project which aims to understand and advocate for the most effective interventions to tackle the greatest global food security issues. Our team conducts research into current and future drivers of famine and severe acute food insecurity, as well as the evidence-base behind the interventions which are being used to mitigate the negative effects of these drivers. We will use our research and our broad network (spanning the academic, policy, private, humanitarian, and development sectors) to advocate for the most effective interventions, and hopefully have a significant impact on food security policy in the most hard-hit regions of the world.

We are looking forward to discussing these important topics with you!

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