Daily food supply for 9 billion people in 2050
The Conference presents revolutionary ideas and initiatives focussing on innovation, regulation and investments along the food supply chain.
In collaboration with the International and Executive Program, University of California, Berkeley and Wageningen University.
Supported by the ICABR (The International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research).
Under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (tbc)
From Speed-Evolution to Food-Revolution
As a result of increasing urbanization, an aging society and the implementation of sustainability ideas in all processes, the demands on our diet are radically changing.
Simultaneously, the high research investments for new food ideas alter the supply of food radically.
This global, socio-technological transformation process has to be accompanied by a public discourse in order to guarantee the acceptance and implementation of the research results. This is the only way to feed nine billion people sustainably in the future.
Please find the detailed program here.
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Early bird tickets until 15th August 2017
Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther
Prof. Matin Qaim
Dr. Michael Binder
Dr. Mahmoud El-Solh
Prof. Dr. Angelika Schnieke
Samuel H. Sternberg, Ph.D.
Innovations - Companies - Society
Present your novelties and ideas for the food of the future and involve interested groups in the discourse. As a sponsor, you can present studies, research and project results.
Also, present best practice examples that inspire customers.
For more information on sponsorship conditions please click here.
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Foregone benefits of food crop improvements
A number of new crops have been developed that address important traits of particular relevance for smallholder farmers in Africa. Scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders have raised concerns that the approval process for these new crops causes delays that are often scientifically unjustified.
Wesseler et al.
New Players and New Tools in the Bio-economy
Almost every year, the International Consortium of Applied Bio-economy Research (ICABR), was meeting in beautiful Ravello in Italy to present new research results on the economics and policies of agricultural biotechnology, biofuels and the environment. This year, we moved the ICABR meeting to Berkeley.
No evolution in thinking in ‘Food Evolution’
For many years, I’ve studied environmental and science policy, looking into how governments, industry and NGOs jointly help find ways toward greater sustainability.
Build the future
Thinking of the future sustainably – ecologically, socially and economically. This is the responsibility of us all. The Global Food Summit also faces up to this responsibility. Thus, we support the "Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program" of the University of California, Berkeley.
In this program, committed mid-career professionals from all over the world who are working on sustainable projects in their countries are supported. Topics range from resource conservation to climate change, fighting poverty in relevant regions, improve global health care or initiate sustainable business models.
Over the last 16 years, 615 professionals from 110 countries have been trained in Berkeley by experts from UC Berkeley to develop joint strategies for achieving sustainability goals and implementing them in their home countries.
The special guest of this year’s Global Food Summit in Berlin will be Binta Iliyasu from North Nigeria, who is committed to the education and training of women and girls in Nigeria. She is the first of her region to study at a university and today, as a biochemist, she is a role model for many women, who are all too often denied access to education.
We support the participation of one scholarship holder.