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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a growing range of challenges for societies worldwide. A number of the Oxford Martin School’s programmes are tackling the type of issues that the pandemic presents and researchers have quickly been able to turn their focus to COVID-19. They have created a dedicated webpage to compile this ongoing work. 
Super Year for Nature - ONE Network Event
Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) 
12 October, 16:30-18:00, Register here
[Event for Oxford University students and staff only]

Opportunity to participate in a lively discussion and meet like-minded individuals who are interested in sustainable solutions to environmental issues. 
IFSTAL launch online event
22 October, 17:15-19:00 BST, Register here

You'll learn how the programme helps students from different disciplines and backgrounds gain skills and connections that can support food system transformation.
UK Soft Drink Industry Levy: impact on sugar in drinks, sales, economics and health
Dr Peter Scarborough and Dr Linda Cobiac, University of Oxford

28 October, 16:00-16:45, Register here for online event

Listen to a talk about the UK soft drink levy, considering its impact on the amount of sugar in drinks, total overall sales, household level purchases, stock market value, and modelled impact on obesity and long-term health outcomes.
China Kadoorie Biobank: Opportunities for nutrition-related research
Dr Huaidong Du, University of Oxford

18 November, 16:00-16:45, Register here for online event

Hear about diet- and nutrition- related research from the China Kadoorie Biobank study.
"The Human Population Monster": historical perspectives on crop disease and its relation to population
Dr John Lidwell-Durnin, University of Oxford

25 November, 16:00-16:45, Register here for online event

Hear about  the longer history of the fear of the 'Human Population Monster', and its relationship to another monster, much feared by plant scientist Norman Borlaug, crop disease.

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference

08th December 2020

The third LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will take place FREE ONLINE this year in order to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption. Watch our video from last years conference

Foresight4Food upcoming events

eDialogue: What future for small-scale farming?
This eDialogue is co-hosted by SDSN Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, Foresight4Food, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Agriculture Policy Research in Africa Programme.

Between July and December a series of on-line discussions, interviews and virtual workshops will be held. For more information visit:
The five virtual anchor sessions are:
- 16 July: Setting the Scene
- 27 August: Local Perspectives
- 24 September: Regional Realities
- 22 October: Transition pathways and strategies
- 26 November: Wrap-up and Policy Implications
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