March 4 - 6, 2009
Free and open to the public
"From Food Crisis to Sustainable Food Security: Can we get there from here?"
Keynote Address by Per Pinstrup-Andersen
Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy at Cornell University, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute, 1992-2001, & the recipient of the 2001 World Food Prize
This timely symposium addressed current trends and shifts in global food and energy demands, the crisis over rising price and access to food, impact of global climate change on agriculture and access to water resources, the tension between biofuels vs. food demands, developments in agricultural research and their societal impact, and the role of agribusiness.
The symposium was funded in part with support from the US Department of Education Title VI grant.