2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, 11-14 October 2015 | Cornell University, Ithaca, New York State, USA

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security

11-14 October 2015 | Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

The Second International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from research in any of a wide range of disciplines. 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 at least 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, processing and distributionand consumption; the availability, access, utilization and stability dimensions of food security, and the synergies and trade-offs between environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes. The conference will span crop, livestock, tree, freshwater and marine food systems to encompass both contextualized and holistic treatments of the broad challenge of food security.

Topics list for parallel sessions

  • Global and local analyses of food security and its drivers
  • Enabling policies for local and global food security
  • Sustainable intensification of food production systems
  • Urbanization, food value chains and food security
  • Managing food-feed-biofuels competition
  • Technological breakthroughs to help feed 9 billion
  • Land and water sparing and sharing and trade-offs in balancing competing demands for natural resources
  • Reducing loss and waste
  • Reducing the risks to agriculture from climate change
  • Nutritional security and food assistance programs
  • Gender- and generation- differentiated food security concerns
  • Sustainable sourcing of food products
  • Business-science cooperation to advance food security

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Cornell University

Columbia University


Exclusive Platinum Partner

Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation

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