Emma Stephens--Research gaps between agricultural systems analysis & food security

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 13:00 - 14:30

Research on agricultural systems is often motivated by concerns about food security. 

However despite the many linkages between food production and supply and the subsequent food security status of a given population, relatively little quantitative analysis has been done to fully link agricultural systems research to what the food systems research community has identified as the main pillars of food security: food availability, access, utilization and stability.  We present two proof-of-concept exercises on ways to incorporate food security dimensions into agricultural systems models and  discuss the results and challenges and suggest future research priorities to better integrate food security into agricultural systems research. 

Emma Stephens holds a PhD in Economic Development and Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.  She is currently working as a Bio-economist at the Lethbridge   Research and Development Centre, investigating the economics of technology adoption for best management practices in different agricultural enterprises, as well as the relationships between agricultural systems and food security in Canada. 



Video: https://youtu.be/uExQr9rLV90

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