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Paule Moustier (Directrice de l'Unité de recherche MOISA, Cirad)

How markets and logistics can be used by city governments as levers for increased food sustainability ?

Paule Moustier
Paule Moustier has worked as a researcher at CIRAD since 1990. Her research focuses on the organization and the performance of food chains supplying the cities of Africa and Asia. From 1990-2000, she conducted numerous research and expertise on the supply of food products in African cities (specifically in the following countries: Congo - Brazzaville, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Senegal and Madagascar). From 2002 to 2009, she worked in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she coordinated the research consortium Malica (Markets and Agriculture Linkages For Cities in Asia). She has conducted research on the development of mass distribution in Vietnam and its effects on the poor as consumers, distributors and agricultural producers (DFID and ADB financing) and on the integration of street vendors in urban development in Vietnam (funded by DFID and IIED). She also supervised a project funded by IFAD on the access of small producers of rice, vegetables and meat to modern distribution channels. She is currently Director of the Joint Research Unit MOISA (Markets, Organizations and Strategies Actors) in Montpellier.

Isabelle Lacourt (Risteco)

How public catering can be a lever for changing the food system ?
Isabelle Lacourt is an agronomist, PhD in soil microbiology, with a master degree in environmental communication. She has been working in Risteco since 2004, taking part to the publication of Risteco handbooks, with a specific focus on Public Food Service environmental impacts. She has also participated to several european projects on vocational training. Co-author of the essay “la ville qui mange” (The eating city), published in 2013, she has worked actively since 2010 to the implementation of the Eating City platform 2010-2020.

Cécilia Tacoli (IIED )

What can cities do for more sustainable urban/rural relationships ?

Dr Cecilia Tacoli is a Principal Researcher at the Institute for Environment and Development.
Her work explores how the relations between rural and urban areas, people and enterprises are transformed by urbanization processes. She has written and edited several publications on this topic, including The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages, and has researched the links between migration, environmental change and urbanisation with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is especially interested in how these transform gender relations, and their impact on urban and rural food consumption and insecurity. She has served as lead/contributing author in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
Publications include: The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages (Earthscan, 2006); ‘Urbanization and its implications for food and farming’ (2010), with David Satterthwaite and Gordon McGranahan, Phil.Trans. R. Soc. 365; ‘Urbanization, gender and urban poverty: paid work and unpaid carework in the cities’ (2012), IIED and UNFPA, London and New York; ‘Urban poverty, food security and climate change’ (2013), with Budoor Bukhari and Susannah E. Fischer, IIED, London; ‘Urbanisation, rural-urban migration and urban poverty’ (2015), with Gordon McGranahan and David Satterthwaite, IIED and IOM, London and Geneva.

Nicolas Bricas (Chercheur au Cirad et Directeur de la chaire UNESCO Alimentations du monde)

Cities and food today.

Nicolas Bricas completed agricultural engineer’s training by trainings in development economics and in socio-anthropology of food. After 6 years of commitment in research-action in NGOs  to promote the local food productions in sub-Saharan Africa, he joined Cirad in 1989 where he was in charge of research programs on the food changes in the world. He is member of the french multistakeholders Task Force on Food Security (Gisa) since 2008 and undertakes research on global food security governance though participatory observation in CFS. He participates in the Food security Core Group of the ORU-Fogar. He has more recently lead a research group thinking on the sustainability of urban food systems and on urban food policies in the framework of the Surfood program. He is from October 2015 the director of the UNESCO chair on world food systems.

Updated: 30 October 2015