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Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 3:30-5:30pm, reception to follow
Location: Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Parking: Limited parking available in the new GSB underground Parking Structure number 7 (Visitor Pay Area 1st level). Additional parking along Galvez Street, next to the Stanford track/stadium and next to the Landau Center, Galvez at Memorial Way.

Please RSVP on the FSE website by December 7, 2011.

Speakers:
David Lobell - Stanford University
Fatima Denton (commentator) - Team Leader at Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (ACCA)
Title: Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation
Abstract: What should food policy experts understand about future climate and how it will affect food security? What don't we know? What is the right balance between local and global scale investments in adaptation, between targeted adaptations and general resilience, and between climate variability and climate change? How well do current adaptation plans and institutions strike these balances? A discussion will follow led by Fatima Denton, Program Leader for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (IDRC).