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.
Food Security: Global challenges, local solutions
Aim: Unlocking innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary science and technology
Scope: Activation of all dimensions of sustainable development goals for food security for allTheme 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
This 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security by Elsevier is hosted in association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape. The conference takes place from 8-11 October 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
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