Cafe Scientifique Henley presents Why Shakespeare’s ‘to be or not to be’ does not apply to farmers and the need for ‘just agricultural transitions’ on Wednesday 19 October at Henley Hockey Club. Doors open at 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm.
Society as we know it depends on stable agricultural systems to produce enough food to feed a growing global population. Large-scale changes in the climate, biodiversity, and demography are increasingly putting pressure on our agricultural systems.
Simultaneously, currently dominant agricultural practices contribute to and exacerbate these changes. It is therefore widely agreed that there is a need for a transition towards more sustainable agricultural systems.
Multiple international agreements and declarations call for the need of such a transition to be designed in a just way.
Speaker – Auvikki de Boon, Political Scientist
Auvikki de Boon is a final-year PhD student at the University of Reading at the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. She holds a B.A. in Political Science, Sociology, and History from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a M.Sc. in Political Science from Umeå University, Sweden.
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