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Third International Conference on Global Food Security

From 03/12/2017 to 06/12/2017 Cape Town, South Africa
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Global food security will require a holistic approach to address socio-political, natural, health, agricultural and food sciences to feed the 9 billion people. The food security challenge will must address the triple burden of malnutrition – undernutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies.

The Third International Conference on Global Food Security therefore aims to deliver critical analysis and innovative science that address the biggest threat ever faced by mankind.

Discussion sessions will contribute to a better understanding of behavioral, biophysical, economic, institutional, political, social and technological drivers and supply chain systems to contribute to global food security. The conference will address the food system activities of production (crops, livestock) or harvesting (freshwater and marine sources), processing, distribution systems and consumption behavior and the synergies and trade-offs between economic, environmental, health and social objectives and outcomes. The conference will provide a cross cutting view of multiple disciplines and spatiotemporal scales of analysis to span the drivers, activities and outcomes of food systems to reflect on the broad challenge of food security.

  • Theme 1: Culture and politics in food security
  • Theme 2: Social protection for food security
  • Theme 3: Sustainable intensification of food production systems
  • Theme 4: Transitions, urbanization and food security
  • Theme 5: The food-water-energy nexus
  • Theme 6: Plant, animal and bio-engineering science for food security
  • Theme 7: Reducing food losses and waste
  • Theme 8: Reducing risks to food production and distribution from climate change
  • Theme 9: Nutritional security
  • Theme 10: Business-science-community cooperation to advance food security
  • Theme 11: Public policy for food security
  • Theme 12: Food sovereignty and democratization of food systems
  • Theme 13: Women the key to sustainable food and nutrition security

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