International Symposium on Biodiversity in the Global Food System

Biodiversity in the Global Food System is a one-day conference organized by the Global Station for Food, Land and Water Resources– GSF, Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education – GI-CoRE, and co-organized by Graduate School of Global Food Resources, Research Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering, and Research and Education Center for Robust Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Industry Hokkaido University.

Food security faces significant challenges due to population growth, poverty, globalization, climate change and other factors. Biodiversity is critical for safeguarding global food security, underpinning healthy and nutritious diets, improving rural livelihoods, and enhancing the resilience of people and communities. This symposium provides advanced research and the practical challenges on biodiversity and relating issues in the global food system. The aim of the symposium is to promote interdisciplinary research to solve issues on global food resources.

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          • Dates and Time:   Wednesday 24 July 2019, 10.00-17.30
          • Venue:   Suzuki Akira Hall, Hokkaido University (N13 W8, Kita-ku, Sapporo)
          • Language:  English  *No interpretation services
          • Main Speaker: Principal and Chief Executive, Prof. Wayne Powell, Scotland’s Rural College, UK /Executive Director of the California Institute of Food and Agricultural Research, Prof. Sharon P. Shoemaker, UC Davis, US
          • Registration:  No advance registration required
          • Symposium Chair: Prof. Toshihiko Yamada, Professor of GSF / Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University
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