On 2 November, Community Jameel asserted its food security focus during an Observatory launch event at Goals House in Glasgow. Hosted by the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action and CLIMAVORE, a project by 2021 Turner Prize nominees Cooking Sections, participants explored the impact of climate change on food security in fragile communities, and how food systems affect our climate.

Speakers included Elizabeth Adobi Okwuosa, research officer and soil scientist at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation; Kundhavi Kadiresan, managing director for global engagement and innovation at CGIAR; Gwen Hines, CEO, Save the Children UK; Professor Alan Duncan of The University of Edinburgh’s The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Prof Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, chief scientific adviser at The Scottish Government; Cooking Sections’ Alon Schwabe and Daniel Fernández Pascual; and Community Jameel director, George Richards.

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