Market Interference-Helping and Hindering Sustainable Food Systems

9 March 2016, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Fiona Smith (Law, Warwick)
Regulating agricultural subsidies to produce positive effects for food security
Christian Theil  (Development Studies, University of Cambridge)
Tina Schivatcheva  (Development Studies, University of Cambridge)


This seminar will look at how market interference shapes our food system. Fiona Smith (Law) will speak on how agricultural subsidies distort the food system and how they can be better regulated to produce positive outcomes for food security. Christian Theil ( Development Studies) will discuss his proposal to start taxing meat in China. Tina Schivatcheva (Development Studies) will chair the session and illustrate the impact of regulatory barriers by discussing changes in the Bulgarian food system after joining the European Union.


Open to all.  Registration for sessions is encouraged, please email to Luke ( or Greg (

Part of the Food: Field to Table? Research Group, series

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