The international conference on Feeding Cities: Rural-Urban Connections and the Future of Family Farming to be held June 23-24, commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University. The conference will also celebrate the International Year of Family Farming, and will address questions and issues concerning the future of family farming in an increasingly urbanized world.
This two-day conference will gather scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners working on issues concerning family farming, sustainable food systems, and food security. Speakers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Africa will explore issues concerning the status and future of family farming around the world. On the second day of the event, participants will gather in smaller groups to discuss specific questions in a workshop format. Answers derived in each workshop will then be shared in a plenary session at the end of the event. Participants will also select themes for follow-up research and/or future conferences.