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McGill Conference on Global Food Security: Strategies against Food Insecurity and Hunger (Faculty of Agr&Env -- General)

Description

The Sixth McGill Conference on Global Food Security will be held on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. The theme of this year's Conference is Strategies against Food Insecurity and Hunger.

The Conference brings together different players from the agricultural sector, from producers to policy makers, and includes a breadth of subjects critical to food security, with speakers and participants from more than 20 developing and developed countries. Through plenary sessions and cross-sectoral dialogue, the annual Conference will explore strategies and solutions against food insecurity and global hunger.

Since its inception in 2008, the annual McGill Conference on Global Food Security has uncovered critical issues affecting the world's poorest and undernourished populations. The themes from the previous five Conferences: The World Food Crisis: Framing a McGill Response (2008); Impacts of Global Financial Turmoil on Food Security (2009); Food Security, Water Scarcity, and Nutrition (2010); Risk and Threats to Food Security (2011); and Food Prices and Political Instability (2012) serve as the cornerstones for this year's theme: Strategies against Food Insecurity and Hunger. By integrating outcomes from the previous Conferences, it is apparent that food security strategies need to better incorporate the overlap between i) sustainable food production, ii) income generation, iii) nutrition, and iv) institutional stability to improve the nutritional status of the world's poorest people.

Details

The Sixth McGill Conference on Global Food Security will start on the evening of Tuesday, October 8 with a Public Lecture by a leading international dignitary, followed by a full day of conference sessions, a poster competition, and a networking cocktail in the evening.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a recognized and well-established international event on global food security.

We welcome you to join us at the Sixth McGill Conference on Global Food Security on October 8 and 9, 2013 and to be an active voice in the discussion regarding one of the world's most pressing humanitarian and environmental challenges: growing nutritious food for a growing global population.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- PLEASE PRINT THE REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL AND BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE EVENT
- THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND BOTH EVENTS (PUBLIC LECTURE AND CONFERENCE) MUST REGISTER FOR EACH EVENT SEPARATELY
- CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES CONFERENCE SESSIONS, LUNCH, BREAKS AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL
- PLEASE INDICATE YOUR CHOICE OF MEAL (REGULAR OR VEGETARIAN)
- DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS AT THE PUBLIC LECTURE, UNCLAIMED TICKETS WILL BE REDISTRIBUTED 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Location

New Residence Hall, McGill University -
3625 Avenue du Parc
Montreal, Quebec
CANADA

Series

Global Food Security

RSVP/Pre-Register

June 20, 2013 to October 7, 2013

Tickets

General $250.00 CAD  
Student $55.00 CAD
Proof of Student Status Required
 

Contact

Event Registrar
Email: GlobalFoodSecurity@McGill.ca