Welcome to the Global Food Politics Group

Market in Dhaka with text exploring the politics and governance of food, agriculture and the environment

Global Food Politics Group in white lettering on a bright green background with a dark green vine climbing up the right hand side of the image.
The Global Food Politics Group (GFPG) is a diverse group of researchers based at the University of Waterloo working on projects that focus on the political, social, economic, and ecological dimensions of various global food and environmental issues. While unified in their context of global dimensions of environment and food, specific areas of interest vary with respect to topic, place and scale.

Members of the Global Food Politics Group sometimes present their research at the monthly meetings of the Waterloo Food Issues Group (WatFIG). Keep up to date with upcoming events on the WatFIG site.


Jennifer Clapp, a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment, has been awarded the 2018 Innis-Gérin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The biennial award, presented by the RSC, honours a Canadian scholar for their distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences.

We’re excited to announce that the 2018 CUT Award has been awarded to Caitlin Scott from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. The award honours Caitlin's commitment to implementing feedback for the continuous improvement and development of her teaching, her thoughtful approach to assessing student learning, and the practice of reflection that she regularly brings to her work as an instructor.