Food Security conference in London: Meeting the Global Challenges of the Future

August 20th, 2010 by Events

The Partnership Media Group Ltd. has organised a conference in London on global food security.

They write that the world is facing a potential crisis in terms of food security. The challenge is to produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way for a growing global population, which is projected to reach 9bn by 2050.

More people die each year from hunger and malnutrition than from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

The UN’s annual report on global food security confirms that more than one billion people – a sixth of the world’s population – are undernourished.

Globally, it’s estimated that there are a billion overweight people (the same number as undernourished), 300M of them obese.

The world’s population is projected to increase from 6 to 9bn by 2050 – including Africa’s population to double from 1 to 2Bn – the only continent that is not self-sufficient in food production.

Demand for food is projected to increase by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050.

But while demand for food is rising, the amount of land suitable for food production is likely to decrease – mainly through pressures from other uses, and climate change, although the extent is disputed.

This forum will enable delegates to examine and discuss integrated policies, strategies and initiatives, at both the national and local level, to reduce waste, raise food standards, increase food security and reduce food poverty.

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Closing Keynote Address: Strategies for Increasing Food Production

– Professor Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government (CONFIRMED)

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Food Security: Moving Towards 2030

– Rick Mumford, Head of Programme, Food Security, Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) (CONFIRMED)

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Farming Matters

– Gwyn Jones, Vice-President, National Farmers Union (CONFIRMED)

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Supplying Sustainable, Nutritious Products

– Senior Representative, Food and Drink Federation (CONFIRMED)

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Healthy Food – Promoting Standards

– Tom MacMillan, Executive Director, Food Ethics Council (CONFIRMED)

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Encouraging Diversity in Food Production

– Patrick Holden, Director, Soil Association (CONFIRMED)

Setting the Table – Towards a Sustainable Diet

– Professor Richard Tiffin, Director, Centre for Food Security, University of Reading (CONFIRMED)

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Chairs Welcome and Address

– Lord Cameron of Dillington, Chair, Agriculture and Food for Development Parliamentary Group (CONFIRMED)

Research and Development in Food Technology

– Dr Celia Caulcott, Director of Innovation and Skills, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (CONFIRMED)

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Consumer Confidence and the Wider Food System

– Sue Davies, Chief Policy Officer, Which? (CONFIRMED)

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Morning Keynote: Building a Sustainable Future

– Jim Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food (invited)

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Consumer Confidence and the Wider Food System

– Sue Davies, Chief Policy Officer, Which? (CONFIRMED)

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Case Study: Sustainable Procurement in the Public Sector

– John Hughes, Catering Manager, Nottingham University Hospital (invited)

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