COMMONS

Global Food Security - Oral Evidence Session

30 January 2013

Tuesday 5 February, Committee Room 5 (subject to change), Palace of Westminster                                                                              

9.30am 

• Max Lawson, Head of Advocacy and Public Policy, Oxfam

• David McNair, Head of Growth, Equity and Livelihoods,  Save the Children

• Patrick Mulvany, Co-Chair, UK Food Group

10.30am 

• Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University, London

• Camilla Toulmin, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

• Andrew Dorward, Professor of Development Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Purpose of the Session

This is the first evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry on Global
Food Security. The Prime Minister recently announced that the UK will host a special event on hunger and malnutrition before the G8 summit; additionally, a joint campaign on food has been launched by 112 NGOs. In the light of these events, the session provides an opportunity for the Committee to explore some of the long-term issues relating to the global supply of and demand for food. The first panel is made up of NGO representatives, whilst the second panel consists of leading academics.

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