3rd International Conference on Global Food Security
3-6 December 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2017
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 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.
Organized by Elsevier in association with DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape. Join the organizers in this exciting event to ensure that the best science can be garnered to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
For more information, visit http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/
Borlaug LEAP Fellows who have oral or poster presentations accepted may request funding support by contacting BorlaugLEAP@ucdavis.edu.