4th International Conference on Global Food Security
Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?
16-19 June 2020 | Le Corum, Montpellier, France
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.
Topics for sessions and abstracts
The conference emphasizes integrated analyses and perspectives and therefore particularly welcomes contributions on the following cross-cutting topics:
- Influencing food consumption and demand considering the food environment
Such contributions will address all dimensions of food security, preferably in an integrated way. In addition we also accept more specialized contributions that focus on one (or preferably more) of the four dimensions of food security, i.e.:
Keynote speakers include:
Lawrence Haddad, GAIN, Switzerland
Tamar Haspel, James Beard award-winning Washington Post columnist, USA
Pierre-Benoit Joly, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), France
David Kanter, NYU, USA
David Nabarro, 4SD, Switzerland
Gunther Pauli, author of The Blue Economy, Belgium
Laura Pereira, Centre for Food Policy, City University of London, UK
Channapatna S. Prakash, Tuskegee University, USA
Mamy Soumaré, University of Social Sciences and Management of Bamako, Mali
Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney, Australia
Martin van Ittersum, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Sonja Vermeulen, CGIAR Montpellier, France