IUFN is happy to partner with the most awaited international meeting Territories, natural resources & food security, proposed on March 26-27th 2015 in Nantes (France) by Lascaux EU program, University of Nantes. This major scientific event on food security & the preservation of natural resources is sponsored by the French Pavilion - World Expo Milano 2015. 

For decades food security has been implemented primarily by national and international strategies. But it is actually not enough to ensure complete food security on the planet. How can we also think of food safety at the scale of a local community? How, beyond the food security problem, can we think about a policies of rational use of land, water and agricultural resources in a territory?

The Lascaux international meeting is an event of the World Expo Milan 2015. It will gather political representatives from French and foreign regions, provinces, cities, French and foreign researchers from the Lascaux program and the Loire Bretagne University, regional actors, local associations… It will be an opportunity to share and analyze public policies reconciling environmental issues, health issues, economic development and the realization of the right to food for all.

IUFN is invited to join the panel of speakers on March 26th on the round table on Innovative Local Food Policies. Get the program and register today.

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More information on Lascaux EU research program

The Lascaux program (2009-2014) is linked to the 7th Framework Programme of the European Research Council (“IDEAS”). “Lascaux” is headed by François Collart Dutilleul, Professor of Law at the University of Nantes (France) and Member of the University Institute of France.

Major goals of the Lascaux program:

  • Have a better and broader knowledge of the law applicable to the economic agri-food sector, through the conception of a Code of European and International food law;
  • Seek a general consistency in the law through the confrontation of concepts of special agri-food rights (agriculture and food) and concepts of general common law (economic public law, environmental law, health law, fundamental rights, business law, land law, contract law, tort law…);
  • Develop a doctrinal corpus through the realization of a Legal Dictionary on the economic agri-food sector;
  • Identify the legal causes of the crises linked to agriculture and food in continental law and in international law
  • Find a way to give a substantial legal content to the notion of sustainable development of the economic agri-food sector
  • Conceptualize several legal frameworks that could allow Human Beings to have access to sufficient healthy food, effectively frame the access to farmland for small farmers and make international trade of agricultural commodities more equitable in order to rebalance socio-economic development between the North and the South.

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