Conference - Food Security: Science, Sustainability and Governance
From the conference website:
Food security is both a local and a global issue, and indicative of an international food security crisis. As the world’s population grows and the strain on the global resources deepens, it is becoming increasingly urgent to strengthen the global capacity for food production. Should the food crisis worsen, we will likely see substantial impacts on global civil security.
It is in this context that the very first conference on Food Security: Science, Sustainability and Governance will be held in conjunction with Business and Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) and La Trobe University.
What will Food Security 2012 discuss?
This conference will address the challenges facing food security and will bring together business, industry, government, and academics to discuss practical solutions for local and global concerns. The conference presents an excellent opportunity to showcase current thinking and projects for a crisis with a web of interconnected issues that is not easily analysed or quantified.
Paper submission deadline: 30 January 2012
Key topics include a number of areas relevant to primary industries and research:
- The global food economy: models of the food industry & funding and investment in agriculture
- The importance of science, policy and business working together
- A look at GMO: modifying food to support improved nutrition and health
- Climate change and the implications for food production: encouraging sustainable farming
- Soil degradation, over-cropping and fertilisation
For a full list of key topics, and to register or submit a paper, visit the conference website.