2023 conference proceedings now available!

January 2, 2024

Our 2023 conference “Global Food Security in a Riskier World: Diversification for Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems” considered how farmers the world over, who are generally facing similar significant risks, can understand risks and adapt and diversify to sustain production as they confront the challenges of climate change, global conflicts and the pandemic. 

We are pleased to have the full proceedings of the Crawford Fund’s 2023 Annual Conference now available. You will also find individual papers listed under each of the presenters in our Speakers and Chairs section of the conference website.

These proceedings provide an enduring record of the keynote speeches, overview presentations and case studies, and includes all conference papers, and the Sir John Crawford Address.

The speakers’ presentations from the day were made available shortly after the event, as well as videos of the Sir John Crawford Address by Dr Éliane Ubalijoro, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Director General of World Agroforestry (ICRAF) the Keynote Address Creating Global Food Security: A vision of adapted crops and soils by Dr Cary Fowler, U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security.

For those who were not able to attend, the aim of our 2023 conference explored how diversified agricultural production systems have the potential to lead to greater bio-physical and economic resilience and thus sustainability for all. Furthermore, diversification of production options on smallholder farms may also increase the potential for improving nutritional options for consumers. To this end, our key conference themes examined on and off farm risks and solutions and key policy settings that will facilitate the development of resilient farming systems. 

Once again, the Crawford Fund would like to thank our generous sponsors, including those who supported our scholar program.

The conference proceedings have been compiled and edited by Ann Milligan. We thank her for her diligence and professionalism in delivering the final volume.

Once again, these proceedings will be made available through AgEcon Search, a free-to-user Web site that contains the full text of working papers, conference papers and journal articles; and through CAB Direct, a source of reference in the applied life sciences. These portals allow us further opportunity to spread the reach of the interesting and informative presentations from this important food security event.

Our 2024 Annual Conference will be held on 12 and 13 August. Stay tuned for further details of what will be another very special event bringing a focus on food and nutrition security.