Covid-19 pandemic/Postponement of the 4th International Conference on Global Food Security : New date 06-09 December 2020, Montpellier

The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security addresses the topic of food security at all spatial levels from local to global, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. It aims to better understand environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of current and future food security. Interactions with contextual factors including climate change, urbanisation, greening the economy and data-driven technologies will be central. The conference addresses the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. It explores the state-of-the-art of interdisciplinary insight, addresses the trade-offs that occur - and synergies that can be sought -in transforming food systems. These are aimed at reconciling the competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at different levels across spatial and temporal scales. Contributions which bridge themes or scales, foster interdisciplinarity and integration or address interactions between science and non-academic stakeholders (civil society, private sector and policy makers) are particularly welcome. Congress organized by Elsevier, I-Site MUSE, Wageningen University with the partnership of Agropolis International, CIRAD,IRD,INRAE, CGIAR.
Early bird registration deadline: 13 July 2020.

Published on : 26-03-2020

Patrick Caron has been selected as one of 30 international scientific experts advising the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit

Patrick Caron, vice-president of the University of Montpellier and president of Agropolis International, has been selected by the United Nations to sit on the independent Scientific Group of international experts to provide strategic guidance on the development of the 2021 Food Systems Summit. The goal of the summit a cornerstone in the Decade of Action to achieve the UNs 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals (SDGs) is to raise public awareness of food systems challenges, to build a global conversation on the way food is produced, processed and consumed, and to galvanize actions and commitments that aim to change our food systems.

The mission of the Scientific Group, chaired by Joachim von Braun, a professor at Bonn University, will be to share expertise and the latest scientific evidence to help expand the base of knowledge about experiential approaches and tools that can contribute to implementing sustainable food systems.

Published on : 07-07-2020

Jean-Luc Chotte, Senior Scientist at IRD, has been appointed Chairman of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD)

Jean-Luc Chotte, Senior Scientist at IRD, has been appointed Chairman of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for a three-year term.

This new mandate will give him the opportunity to strengthen the land issue on the international agenda and to promote CSFD as a Science-Policy-Society interface. "According to my experience in the Science-Policy Interface (SPI) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), my knowledge of research issues and my conviction of the need to mobilize all stakeholders in land issues, I am aware of our future challenges: consolidating our achievement, connecting the land agenda to other initiatives (biodiversity, climate, ecosystem restoration, food security) at national and international level as well as consolidating CSFD's place within the Science-Policy-Society interface.

The French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) has been marshalling the expertise of French specialists on desertification, land degradation and dryland development since 1997.
CSFD is hosted and managed by Agropolis International.

Published on : 01-07-2020


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