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In a Stockholm seminar in April, Dr. John Ingram discussed the two-way interactions between human activities related to food security (in the context of the 'food system'), and environmental conditions (in the context of 'planetary boundaries').
The seminar highlighted how our food system activities contributes to crossing the planetary boundaries and present some of the impacts of crossing these boundaries for food security. The seminar also examined options to adapt our food systems to changes in environmental parameters, and to mitigate further deleterious changes.
About John Ingram
John Ingram is based at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK. He has extensive research experience in agriculture, forestry and agroecology from projects in East and Southern Africa, and South Asia.
In 1991 he was recruited by the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to help organise and coordinate research on global change and agroecology as part of International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.
In 2001 he was appointed Executive Officer for the Earth System Science Partnership's Joint Project 'Global Environmental Change and Food Systems' (GECAFS). On the close of GECAFS in 2011, he assumed a new role as 'NERC Food Security Leader'.