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Event
28 September 2013

First International Conference on Global Food Security

Photo credit: Wageningen University

Photo credit: Wageningen University

The First International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. By 2050 we will need to feed 9 billion people. The urgency of the issue has led to huge scientific strides forwards; making it difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of scientific research.

We aim to better understand economic, social, biophysical, technological and institutional drivers of current and future global food security.

Submit abstracts by 10 May 2013
The conference will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes.

Topics List

  • Global and local analyses of food security
  • Enabling trade and market policies for local and global food security
  • Sustainable intensification of food production systems
  • Novel ways of feeding 9 billion
  • Learning from the past to understand the future
  • Land sparing, land sharing and trade-offs
  • Agricultural production as feedstock for renewables
  • Lost harvest and wasted food
  • Nutritional security
  • Labelling, certifying and striving for quality and sustainability of food production

Times

From 28 September 2013 at 22:00 to 1 October 2013 at 22:00

Venue

NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Langelaan 3

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