The post – 2015 Global Agenda for Food Security

Thursday 24 October 2013

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University of Sydney


Bill Pritchard, Associate Professor in Human Geography, School of Geosciences

The UN’s Millennium Development Goals were established in 2000 with a closing date of 2015. Earlier in 2013, the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released its Report on a proposed successor framework to the MDGs. Food security continues to be a prominent goal within the emergent agenda, however the High-level Panel has significantly changed the goalposts for how progress in this area should be defined and measured.

This presentation will review the evolution of the idea of food security, connect it to broader thinking about environment and sustainability, and critically examine how the post-MDG food security framework stacks up against its predecessors.