International Advisory Committee Members


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Alison Blay-Palmer (Co-Chair)


Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems; Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Email: ablaypalmer@wlu.ca
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Molly Anderson


William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Food Studies, Environmental Center on Hillcrest
Middlebury College, Vermont

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Jill Clark


Assistant Professor, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, Ohio, United States

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Damien Conaré


Secretaire général Chaire UNESCO “alimentations du monde” Institut des régions chaudes, Montpellier Sup Agro, France

Jonathan Crush


Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development; Director, African Food Security Network

Undine Giseke


Professor, Technical University, Berlin, Germany; Principal Investigator, Urban Agriculture as an Integrative Factor for Climate-Optimised Urban Development, Casablanca, Morocco (UAC 2005-2013)

LAURA GOMEZ TOVAR

Laura Gómez Tovar


Professor-Researcher in the Department of Agroecology at Mexico’s University of Chapingo; member of Chapingo’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research for Integrated Rural Development (CIIDRI)

Terry Marsden


Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute (SPRI), Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Cardiff University, Wales

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Rich Pirog


Director, Michigan State University Centre for Rgional Food Systems, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Samina Raja


Principal Investigator of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Henk Renting


Programme Officer RUAF-Foundation (International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security), the Netherlands

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts


Food policy analyst and writer, Toronto Food Policy Council Manager, Ontario, Canada (2000-2010)

Makiko Taguchi


Co-Secretary, For for Cities, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Gisèle Yasmeen


Director, Social Protection, WIEGO; Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

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Jane Battersby-Lennard


African Centre for Cities and African Food Security Urban Network, Cape Town, South Africa

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Cornelia Flora


Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, USA

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Coline Perrin


Researcher in Geography, Institute National pour la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Département Sciences pour l’Action et le Développement (SAD), France