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JRC Food Security Conference to be webstreamed
The JRC will webstream its upcoming international conference ‘Scientific Support for Food Security and Global Governance’ to make it available to a wider audience. The one day event will take place on 28 September, at the Charlemagne building of the European Commission in Brussels. It focusses on how research, technology and innovation can contribute to food for all, thus contributing to efforts to alleviate recurrent food insecurity, particularly in developing countries.
A rich, six-session programme welcomes as speakers representatives of national governments and international organisations and institutions, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the ACP Group of States. High level European Commission officials discuss global measures for stable food supplies and how better governance could lead to food security. Senior UN officials from FAO and the Environment Programme join the opening session and a panel discussion on how access to land and water will influence future patterns of food production.
Representatives from the ACP Group of States and the World Bank debate food prices volatility with a focus on the poorest countries and how science and technology can improve food security. The JRC will present its latest research results, including a new study on understanding the links between armed conflict and food security. Other related research work will be showcased in an exhibition located at the conference premises.