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5 Nov

Webinar on Zoom, Uppsala

Food systems resilience in the aftermath of covid-19 – Should the future of food be global or local?

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Please join us for a conversation with Pierre-Marie Aubert, IDDRI, and Izabella Teixeira, International Resource Panel and Brazil's former Minister of the Environment (2010-16), moderated by Samara Brock. This is a soft launch of the newly global food systems dialogue collaboration Table.

We will examine some of the vulnerabilities of the current food system and the pros and cons of short- and long-supply chains. What lessons do we learn in the aftermath of COVID-19? Is a more localised or globalised food system better for the environment? How do these conversations play out differently across the world?

We’ll be practicing dialogue rather than debate, and having a conversation grounded in science, that will also bring about value-based reflections and conclusions.

The session will include a moderated conversation, questions from the audience, and break-out rooms to further discuss and engage with the topics.

We especially welcome SLU students, researchers and the extended Table community!

This event has already taken place. Visit Table on YouTube to see a recording of the event. 


Time: 2020-11-05 13:00 - 15:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Webinar on Zoom
Organiser: Table & SLU Future Food
Last signup date: 4 November 2020
Price: Free of charge
Additional info:

Pierre-Marie Aubert leads the initiative on Public Policies for European Agriculture at IDDRI. His activities focus on interactions between agricultural development, food security and biodiversity protection at three different levels: national, regional and international.

Izabella Teixeira is an expert in environmental management, impact assessment and licensing. As Environment Minister, she led Brazil’s negotiations of the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015. She was named a Champion of the Earth in 2013.

Samara Brock is pursuing her PhD at Yale’s School of Environment. She holds a master's in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s in Food Culture from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy.

Table is a food systems dialogue collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Wageningen University and Research(WUR). We seek to facilitate informed discussions about how the food system can become sustainable, resilient, just, and ultimately “good”. We impartially set out the evidence, assumptions, and values that people bring to food system debates. To keep up to date with Table, please subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Fodder, which rounds up the latest journal papers, reports, books, jobs, events and more.

SLU Future Food is a platform for research and collaboration to develop knowledge, solutions and innovations aimed at ensuring that the entire food system is characterized by economic, ecological and social sustainability to overcome tomorrow's challenges. The research addresses both plants and animals, from the smallest molecules to global systems.

Please note

  • The event will be recorded. If you don't want to be identified, please turn your camera and microphone off and remove your name from your screen
  • For questions about the event or about Table, please contact

We kindly ask you to:

  • Have your camera on (we would like to see you)
  • Have your microphone off when not speaking

Invitation to Food Systems in the Aftermath of Covid-19 – Should the Future of Food be Local or Global in pdf format



  • Introduction to Table, the speakers and moderator
  • 1-hour conversation with Pierre-Marie Aubert and Izabella Teixeira, including audience questions
  • Short break
  • Interactive session - reflecting on conversation, additional questions for the speakers
  • Concluding remarks

You are welcome to join the webinar a quarter before the programme starts.