4th International Conference on Global Food Security
Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?
20-23 September 2020 | Le Corum, Montpellier, France
Please note that the main conference days will be on Monday 21 September to Wednesday 23 September, and Sunday 20 September is for mini-symposia and satellite meetings.
New dates announced: Conference postponed to 20-23 September 2020
As the spread of COVID-19 continues and the situation is still uncertain, Elsevier and the Conference Chairs have taken the decision to postpone the 4th International Conference on Global Food Security to 20-23 September 2020, in the same venue in Montpellier, France.
We will continue to closely monitor developments, taking advice from the WHO and other agencies, but as the safety of our customers and colleagues is paramount, we feel it is pertinent to postpone until September 2020.
Any pre-registered delegate will automatically be transferred to the new conference date in September 2020 unless you notify us that you will not be able to attend on those dates.
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.:
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, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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