Urban food security in the age of vulnerability: The Singapore story 

Urban food security in the age of vulnerability: The Singapore story 

Join J-WAFS for a seminar series featuring J-WAFS’ 2018 visiting scholar Md. Saidul Islam

Wednesday, November 14th, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
66-360, MIT
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On a global scale, more than half of the world’s population now live in cities. In Asia alone nearly 70% of people will live in cities by 2050. This urbanization trend puts mounting stress on urban food security. By examining how urbanization is affecting food security in the city of Singapore—and looking at the innovative strategies being employed to meet these challenges—we will discuss what is on the horizon for growing cities and their current and furute food security needs.

Lecture by Md. Saidul IslamAssociate Professor, Department of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

Bio:

Md Saidul Islam is an associate professor of sociology and the coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster, School of Social Sciences (SSS) and Asian School of the Environment (ASE), Nanyang Technological University Singapore.  He is a visiting scholar at the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) during the fall semester of 2018.  Professor Islam is the author of Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South (University of Toronto Press, 2014), among other publications addressing industrial aquaculture, the global agro-food system, climate change, food security, and environmental sustainability.

 

Learn more about the two additional events in the series:

For more information this event, contact Andi Sutton, J-WAFS communications and program manager, at arsutton@mit.edu.

 

Event Series Details:

Towards sustainable seafood: The limits and possibilities of aquaculture certification
Wednesday, October 31st, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Building 66 room 360, MIT campus 
25 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Urban food security in the age of vulnerability: The Singapore story 
Wednesday, November 14th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Building 66 room 360, MIT campus 
25 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Climate change and food security in the Asia-Pacific: Response and resilience 
Tuesday, December 4th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Building 66 room 360, MIT campus 
25 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139