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17 September 2018

Tropentag 2018 – Global Food Security and Food Safety: The Role of Universities

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The Tropentag is a development-oriented and interdisciplinary conference. It addresses issues of resource management, environment, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, nutrition and related sciences in the context of rural development, sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation worldwide.

Agriculture is the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and fungi for food, fibre, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Its prime vocation is and should be to sustainably maintain and where needed and possible significantly improve the nutrition and health situation of people around the world.

Agricultural research and universities have an important role in addressing and solving both food security and food safety. They should do this in collaboration with (inter)national (non-)governmental donor and policy-oriented organisations, with respect for local, regional and global socio-economic and cultural situations, legal conditions, markets and market mechanisms, limitations and opportunities, gender equity and the natural resource environment, in order to provide for sustainable solutions. We invite you all to present elements to solving these challenges, and send in proposals for workshops, sessions and especially abstracts for oral and poster presentations around this broad theme.

Find more information about the event here.


From 17 September 2018 to 19 September 2018


Ghent University,
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering,
Campus Coupure,
Coupure 653,
9000 Gent, Belgium

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