Will there be enough food to feed the world? U of S-GIFS international conference to discuss global food security June 19-21

SASKTOON – By 2050, there will be 9.6 billion people living on our planet. What does this mean to agriculture and to our food supply? Will there be enough food to feed the world?

Over the next 30 years, developed nations like Canada will need to produce about 70 per cent more food—and developing nations in Africa and South Asia will need to double or even triple their food production in order to feed their people.

That is the challenge 60 speakers from 20 countries around the world will address at the Global Institute for Food Security’s (GIFS) 2018 Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security conference:

  • When: June 19-21
  • Where: Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon

Conference delegates include some of the world’s preeminent researchers, thinkers and policy makers on agriculture and the developing world. The conference will share the innovative knowledge, creative technology and critical connections needed to address the issue of global food security.

Rex Murphy, a contributor to CBC’s The National and the National Post, will moderate a debate on the proposition that agriculture and forestry hold the solution to mitigating atmospheric CO2 and climate change.

  • When: Thursday, June 21 from 3 to 5pm
  • Open to the public at no cost
  • Murphy, who is also the keynote speaker at the conference gala, will be available for a short media scrum following the debate.

 Other conference speakers include:

  • The Hon. Beatrice Atim Anywar, Parliament of Uganda
  • Maria Isabel Andrade of Mozambique, co-recipient of the 2016 World Food Prize
  • Dame Anne Glover, Strathclyde University
  • Giles Oldroyd, Cambridge University

GIFS, located at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), was created in 2012 and is a partnership among Nutrien, the Province of Saskatchewan, and the U of S.   

A member of your media organization is invited to attend and conduct interviews. More information about the conference and the full conference program is available at www.conference.gifs.ca


For more information, and to secure a media pass, please contact:

Leanne Nyirfa
GIFS Communications
(306) 292-9868

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