First International Conference on Global Food Security


First International Conference on Global Food Security

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Date: September 29, 2013 - October 2, 2013
Location / Venue: Noordwijkerhout
Country: Netherlands

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 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 resear

The aim is to better understand economic, social, biophysical, technological and institutional drivers of current and future global food security. The conference will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the topics below for parallel sessions and should be submitted using the online submission system. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday, 10th May 2013. Joint and multi/interdisciplinary contributions with colleagues is encouraged.

Topics for the parallel sessions include:

  • 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

To register and for further information, please visitthe conference's website.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 311784.

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