AgMIP-USDA Data Harmonization Workshop
USDA National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland 5/11/2015 - 5/15/2015
Through harmonization of data formats and tools, this workshop seeks to greatly enhance the efficiency with which data from USDA research programs are applied to research on agricultural systems analysis and modeling.
World Bank FARMD Webinar Series featuring Dr. McLean and Dr. Gustafson from the ILSI Research Foundation
Washington, DC 5/6/2015 - 5/6/2015
Dr. Morven McLean, the Executive Director of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation (ILSI Research Foundation), and Dr. David Gustafson, the Director of the ILSI Research Foundation’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) will introduce the ILSI Research Foundation and the work it does regarding risk management, agriculture and food security.
American Institute of Mathematics Food Systems Modeling Workshop
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 4/27/2015 - 4/30/2015
This workshop will build a conceptual model of the U.S. food system, and elaborate a research agenda for continuing model development. This is a key component of a large-scale project to develop a hierarchy of models for food systems around the globe at multiple spatial and temporal levels.
The OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
Paris, France 4/19/2015 - 4/21/2015
The Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology is held under the auspices of the Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology (Environment Directorate).
Global Food Security Symposium 2015: Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Leveraging Agriculture and Food to Improve Global Nutrition
Washington, DC 4/16/2015 - 4/16/2015
While global hunger has decreased, many people worldwide lack access to healthy and affordable food: two billion people are deficient in key micronutrients and more than 1.4 billion are overweight, putting them at higher risk for chronic diseases.
The OECD Task Force on the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds
Paris, France 4/15/2015 - 4/17/2015
The Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds is held under the auspices of the Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology (Environment Directorate).
5th AgMIP Global Workshop
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 2/25/2015 - 2/28/2015
The 5th AgMIP Global Workshop will provide an opportunity to share progress, new understanding, and lessons learned in AgMIP’s numerous research activities. Participation of AgMIP’s broad diversity of partners facilitates sharing of important results, advancement of initiatives underway, development of new collaborative research activities, and dialog and planning for AgMIP coordinated global and regional climate impact assessments in support of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6) and other major community initiatives.
Quantifying Sustainable Nutrition Security: SNS Metrics Review Workshop
Washington, DC 2/17/2015 - 2/17/2015
The ILSI RF Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) recently assembled a broad group of public- and private-sector scientists to prepare a working paper that describes a novel combination of seven metrics intended to quantify the role of food systems in providing for “sustainable nutrition security” (SNS).
13th ISBGMO/ISBR Conference
Cape Town, South Africa 11/9/2014 - 11/13/2014
The International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) and the Local Organising Committee hosted the International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) from 9-13 November 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Asia Biosafety Conference
Colombo, Sri Lanka 9/15/2014 - 9/16/2014
The South Asia Biosafety Program (SABP), Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) and Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy (MERE), Sri Lanka, with support from the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, and the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, organized the 2nd Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 15-16 September 2014.