Feeding more than 9 billion by 2050: Challenges and Opportunities

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Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Crawford School of Public Policy (ANU), the FE2W Network and the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems are launching a special issue of the Food Security journal with events in both Canberra and Copenhagen. This issue looks at challenges and opportunities of sustainable food supply.

Since the food price spike of 2008 there has been increased interest in the challenges of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050. The next 35 years represents a critical transition period in terms of food, energy, the environment and water. While markets provide some of the solutions, policies and governance arrangements are needed to ensure that markets operate efficiently, and effective governance arrangements are required to respond to the multi-dimensional nature of food security and to ensure that domestic and international institutions coordinate across policy domains.

At this special event, experts from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, UK, and US will present their perspectives.

Speakers presented in Copenhagen:

• Dr David Barling, City University, London, UK
• Dr Christophe Béné, University of Sussex, UK
• Dr Gerard Breeman, Wageningen University, Netherlands
• Professor Carsten Daugbjerg, Crawford School, ANU, Australia
• Dr Jessica Duncan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
• Dr Miles Grafton, Massey University, New Zealand
• Professor Jane Rickson, Cranfield University, UK
• Professor Richard Strange, University of London
• Dr Wusheng Yu, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Speakers presented in Canberra include:

• Dr Gary Fitt, CSIRO Biosecurity Flagships
• Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School, ANU
• Dr Fiona McKenzie, Australian Futures Project
• Dr Dennis Wichelns, US
• Professor John Williams, Crawford School, ANU

The presentations in Canberra will be livestreamed in Copenhagen during the event.

The event takes place at:        

Room A2-83.01, ground floor
Thorvaldsensvej 40

No registration required.

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The event in Copenhagen is arranged by Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), SCIENCE.