Tackling World Food System Challenges: Across Disciplines, Sectors, and Scales
Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland 6/21/2015 - 6/26/2015
The world food system faces unprecedented challenges in its ability to feed a growing global population. There is an urgent need for viable solutions and the scope of the challenges requires collaborative efforts more than ever. This conference will highlight solution-focused, interdisciplinary, and system-oriented research and practice addressing how to feed the world while considering human health, the environment, and social well-being.
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Merging Crop Modeling and Genetics
Gainesville, Florida 7/19/2015 - 7/25/2015
Building reliable connections between the genotype and its corresponding phenotypic spectrum is one of the biggest challenges in plant biology today.
3rd Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference
Dhaka, Bangladesh 9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015
Registration information to follow. Be sure to follow along to @SAsiaBiosafety on Twitter for updates leading up to September and see live tweets during the conference! #SABC2015
2nd International Conference on Global Food Security
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 10/11/2015 - 10/14/2015
Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. By 2050 at least 9 billion people will need food, and increasing incomes and urbanization will inevitably lead to dietary change. The food security challenge will increasingly encompass the triple burden of malnutrition – undernutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies. The urgency of the issues has led to huge scientific strides forwards, making it difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of scientific research.