Putting food on the plate for 9.7 billion: challenges and solutions

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Event details

Forum

Date & time

Wednesday 17 May 2017
5.30pm–6.45pm

Venue

Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Professor John Evans, ANU; Melissa Wood, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; Associate Professor Andrew Borrell, The University of Queensland; Associate Professor Jamie Pittock, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU; Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School, ANU; moderated by ABC's Lish Fejer.

Contacts

Natalia Bateman

Food is one of those things that we can’t simply avoid thinking about every day of our lives, but what about the future? What are we doing now to make food crops more productive and sustainable to ensure there is enough food for the 795 million people who go hungry today and the additional two billion we are expecting by 2050?

In this forum, internationally recognised researchers in the areas of plant science and public policy will discuss the challenges and potential solutions needed to secure a future with food for everyone.

Join ABC broadcaster Lish Fejer, who will moderate the forum on this unique opportunity to discuss how this complex and urgent issue can be addressed, including aspects such as the role of genetic engineering and other modern agricultural technologies, water and land scarcity and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and public opinion.

Panellists:

  • Professor John Evans, ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis and ANU
  • Melissa Wood, General Manager, Global Programs, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • Dr Andrew Borrell, Associate Professor/Principal Research Fellow ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis and The University of Queensland
  • Associate Professor Jamie Pittock, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU
  • Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

This event is presented by the Policy Forum at Crawford School of Public Policy, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, at The Australian National University.

For those not able to come along, the event will be livestreamed through the Crawford School’s Facebook page.

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