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First International Conference on Global Food Security

29 September - 2 October 2013: Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

The First International Conference on Global Food Security will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes. The conference, organised by Elsevier in partnership with the European Society for Agronomy, will be of interest to academia and business, and government officials from the food security community. Read more…

Global food security is of growing importance with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimating that food and feed production will need to increase by 70% by 2050 to meet the needs of a global population of 9 billion. The conference will explore this challenge in a mix of plenary and parallel sessions on topics such as global and local analysis of food security, lost harvest and wasted food, and sustainable food production systems.

Confirmed speakers include Sir John Beddington, the UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Meine van Noordwijk from the World Agroforestry Centre in Indonesia, and Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

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