Biography

John Ingram has worked in East and Southern Africa and South Asia in agriculture, forestry, and agroecology. He has worked for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to help coordinate research on global change and agroecology as part of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. He was Executive Officer of the international project ‘Global Environmental Change and Food Systems,’ and later became NERC’s ‘Food Security Leader.’ In 2013 he established the Food Systems Programme in the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, and has since developed the ‘Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning’ program.

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One of the central sustainability challenges of our time is how to achieve food security for a population anticipated to exceed nine billion by 2050 while minimizing further environmental degradation.1 Further, food consumption patterns are changing rapidly as average wealth increases (especially for the emerging ‘middle class’ in …

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