Paradigm Shifts in Food Systems

Hosted by the Department of International Development

Online public event


Dr Agnes Kalibata

Dr Agnes Kalibata

President of AGRA/Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Professor Ian Scoones

Professor Ian Scoones

Professor at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex


Professor James Putzel

Professor James Putzel

LSE Department of International Development

Agnes Kalibata will discuss paradigm shifts in food systems. 

Since 2014, Dr. Agnes Kalibata has served as President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), where she leads efforts with public and private partners for inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth, with a focus on smallholder farmers.

Professor Ian Scoones is a Professor at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. He co-directs the ESRC STEPS Centre (, is the lead of PASTRES programme (, supported by a European Research Council Advanced Grant and is a member of the editorial collective of the Journal of Peasant Studies. Over 35 years, he has worked on issues of agrarian and environmental change, particularly in southern Africa.

James Putzel is Professor of Development Studies and served as the Director of the Crisis States Research Centre. He headed the Centre's research programme on Crisis States, which was funded by the Department for International Development of the UK government. 

This talk is part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice, 2021/22, series, a high-profile lecture series run by the Department of International Development at LSE and organised by Professor James Putzel and Professor in Practice Duncan Green.

The Department of International Development promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change. 

Twitter Hashtag for this series: #CuttingEdge2021

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