It is also clear the political and policy arenas require definitions and direction to sustainably intensify the food system for increasing populations and increasing consumerism. This conference will identify possible routes to delivering food for 9-12 billion consumers. Recently, the UK Parliament has published responses to a large-scale review of UK food security to 2050 and at a pan-European level there is a focus increasing food production while decreasing environmental impact of the food system. The USA has significantly increased investment in agri-food research and Australia faces critical food production issues packaged by the threat of acute climate change. It is clear new insights and new models for food supply are required but how food security for the consumers is achieved while balancing impact is as yet untested and undetermined. This conference will aim to develop scenarios and routes to the demands of 2050.
It is clear that, the agricultural intensification process must be balanced with market trends, product development and due attention to the external costs associated with environmental and health impacts. This balance will not be achieved without a consideration of whole supply chain approaches that are the focus of the three days with speakers from across the food system.
This conference is organised by the Association with sponsorship from the OECD Cooperative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems.2010 151pp.
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