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Third International Conference on Global Food Security
3d international conference on global food security
Sunday December 3, 2017 Image: Global Food Security Conference
All day event


December 3, 2017
December 6, 2017


Cape Town International Convention Centre
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
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This year’s International Conference on Global Food Security focuses on “Food Security: Global challenges, local solutions”. The aim is to unlock innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary science and technology; and the scope is activation of all dimensions of sustainable development goals for food security for all.

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.

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