Ithaca Hosts Global Food Security Conference, Oct. 11-14.

Cornell University and Columbia University are hosting their 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security in Ithaca, NY on October 11-14.  The multi-disciplinary conference will cover a range of themes, including:

  • Global and local analyses of food security and its drivers
  • Policies to improve local and global food security
  • Sustainable intensification of food production systems
  • Urbanization, food value chains, and the sustainable, secure sourcing of food
  • Competing demands and tradeoffs for land and water resources
  • Technological breakthroughs to help feed 9+ billion
  • Reducing food loss and waste
  • Reducing risks to food production and distribution from climate change
  • Consumer behavior, nutritional security and food assistance programs
  • Business-science cooperation to advance food security
  • The agriculture-nutrition-health nexus

The conference aims to better understand behavioral, biophysical, economic, institutional, political, social and technological drivers of current and future global food security. The conference will address the food system activities of processing, distributing and consuming food, as well as food production from crop, livestock, tree, freshwater and marine sources; the availability, access, utilization and stability dimensions of food security; and the synergies and trade-offs between economic, environmental, health and social objectives and outcomes. 

For more information and registration information, see the conference website.