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Event Details

Event Date

10 May 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Ort House
126 Albert Street
London NW1 7NE
United Kingdom

On a global scale, women produce more than half of all the food that is grown. We need agro-ecosystems to be socially, economically and ecologically sustainable. Soil is a key resource, is vital for life, and yet isnow endanged. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said unless we intervene now, in only 60 years we will have lost the outermost layer of soil containing the organic matter and microorganisms necessary for growing food. 

Speakers for our discussion will include:

Jacqueline Stroud, NERC Soil Security Fellow located at Rothamsted Research, is a senior scientist focussed on sustainable agriculture to improve soil health and the nutritional quality of crops.

Akanimo Odon, is the Africa Strategy Adviser at the Environment Centre of Lancaster University. He promotes food security with priorities among the Sustainable Development Goals of climate change, gender equality and education. He has launched the Young African Women Initiative and co-produced the award-winning international feature-length film, “Dry." He is also concerned with women’s human rights and their lack of land control and of the agricultural resources they produce.

Clare Paine is the Corporate Gender Champion at Christian Aid and the Global Coordinator for the Side by Side Faith Movement for Gender Justice. Clare holds an MPhil in International Politics, with a thesis and published book chapter on the revival of traditional authorities in northern Uganda. As Vice Chair of St Peter’s Walworth Parochial Church Council and member of the JustShare Steering Group, Clare advocates issues of gender justice and inequality at both local and international levels. 


To book your please, please contact Rubi Bhattacharyya as soon as possible as space is limited.



Mrs. Rubi Bhattacharyya


020 8959 2805 after 6 p.m.