Food system ‘actors’ and their activities

Date and Time

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 17:00 to 19:00

Event type



London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Keppel Street


Dr Barbara Haesler (RVC) and Lauren Blake (RVC)


Who shapes what activities in the food system, and how, at all the different stages and levels? Using some example foods, we will be looking at the wide range of actors – people who do things, and the activities – things people do, in the many diverse parts of food systems. From direct roles like farmers, processors and consumers, to indirect ones like bankers, policy makers and scientists, we will move from designing and producing, to preserving, influencing, buying and wasting.

IFSTAL is an interdisciplinary, cross-university food systems training programme for postgraduate students, linking with the work place to improve future human, animal and environmental health. 

This event is being hosted by LCIRAH (RVC, LSHTM, SOAS) and City University London. The lecture will be live streamed to our collaborating IFSTAL institutions (Oxford University, Reading University and Warwick University).