Last spring prices of corn, wheat, and other staples doubled or more leading to riots and unrest around the world.  How can we prevent more disruption of our food supplies in coming years? How do we solve the food crisis?  Some of the leading international and Canadian experts on food and agriculture are meeting in Winnipeg Manitoba this week for the Global Political Economy conference on the World Food Crisis and Food Security. Oct 8-10.World Food Crisis & Food Security Conference, Oct. 8-10, 2008

A Conference organized by the Global Political Economy Program

University of Manitoba October 8 - 10, 2008

Conference Poster

Parking/Transit Map

Wed, Oct 8, 1:30 pm SEMINAR Institute for the Humanities 409 Tier Building Abetment to Suicide: The Agrarian Depression in India in the Era of Economic Reforms, 1991 to The Present Utsa Patnaik Professor of Economics Centre for Economic Studies and Planning Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Thurs, Oct 9, 7:30 pm PUBLIC LECTURE Room 270, Engineering and Information Technology Complex 3 Intensifying Hunger in the Global South: What Lies Behind the Current Food Crisis? Utsa Patnaik Professor of Economics Centre for Economic Studies and Planning Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Fri, Oct 10,  9:30 - 11:30am PUBLIC LECTURE Marshall McLuhan Room, Room 204 University Centre Food, Globalization, and the Agrarian Question A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi Department of International Development Studies Trent University

The Myth of Corporate Efficiency and Competition and Their Real Effects on the Food Crisis Fred Tate, National Farmers Union Farms south of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba


Fri, Oct 10, 1:30 - 3:30 pm PUBLIC LECTURE Marshall McLuhan Room Room 204 University Centre Feeding a Hungry Planet

Martin Entz Professor of Agronomy and Cropping Systems Department of Plant Science University of Manitoba

James Frey Research Assistant, Department of Plant Science University of Manitoba

Having our cake and eating it too: a bio-social-economic model for a new agricultural era Rene Van Acker, Professor and Chair Dept. of Plant Agriculture University of Guelph


Free Admission to All Events Everyone is Welcome