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15 June 2020

Global Food Security: 4th International Conference

Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?

Violet Gavin holds up maize that they have grown, but can't afford to have ground, inside their small hut in Chimteka, Malawi on the 15th April, 2009. They are recipients of a cash transfer grant that is provided through a local NGO via UNCIEF, as part of an AUSAID programme to assist orphans and vulnerable people throughtout Malawi.

The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security addresses the topic of food security at all spatial levels from local to global, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. It aims to better understand environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of current and future food security. Interactions with contextual factors including climate change, urbanisation, greening the economy and data-driven technologies will be central.

The conference addresses the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. It explores the state-of-the-art of interdisciplinary insight, addresses the trade-offs that occur and synergies that can be sought in transforming food systems. These are aimed at reconciling the competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at different levels across spatial and temporal scales.

Contributions which bridge themes or scales, foster interdisciplinarity and integration or address interactions between science and non-academic stakeholders (civil society, private sector and policy makers) are particularly welcome. Single discipline or specific studies are welcome in parallel sessions or as posters.

Please note that the main conference days will be on Tuesday 16 June to Thursday 18 June, and Monday 15 June is for mini-symposia and satellite meetings.

Find out more.

Times

Från 15 juni 2020 till 18 juni 2020

Venue

Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Hosted by

Wagenigen University and Research, Montpellier University of Excellence & Elsevier