First International Conference on Global Food Security
29 September - 2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Update from the Conference Chairs:
The conference is really shaping up to be a landmark event! All of the (>900) abstracts have now been reviewed and authors informed of their acceptance as oral or poster. Accepted authors are requested to register by 12 July 2013 to ensure their papers are included in the final programme. Some submissions have been kept in reserve in case some slots are not taken up. The programme is being compiled and will be uploaded soon.
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 us 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 research.
We aim 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.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers »
Preliminary Programme »
Scientific Committee »
Topics list for parallel sessions
- Global and local analyses of food security
- Enabling 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