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Jonathan Foley from the University of Minnesota gives a keynote talk on Solutions for a Cultivated Planet.
Monday, November 7, 2011. 10:00-17:00. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Beijer Hall, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm.
This one-day conference brought together international leaders in their field with early-career researchers in Sweden working on global food security from both biophysical and socioeconomic perspectives. The keynote speaker articulated the key challenges to global food security and highlight the latest trends and projections, as well as innovative solutions, while the early-career researchers presented empirical work addressing these challenges from global to local scales. The goal was to strengthen connections between academic researchers, government policymakers, and practitioners in working towards a shared agenda of a more sustainable and equitable global food system.
The event was organised by the Swedish National Committee for Geography (within the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, KVA), Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI). SIANI is hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute and funded by Sida.