Feeding the World in 2050 – A policy symposium

December 13, 2012

DAY 1

9.15

WELCOME:
Dr Hugh Brady, President, UCD
Session Chair: Mr. Joe Walsh, Chair, Hunger Task Force

9.30 – 10.15

Population and Climate Change
Professor Brian O’Neill, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA

10.15 – 11.00

Global economic growth and global food
Professor Paul Walsh, prices – implications for food security University College Dublin, Ireland

11.00

Official Opening Address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

COFFEE & NETWORKING

11.45 – 12.30

Malnutrition: Causes, consequences and solutions
Dr Tom Arnold, Concern Worldwide, Ireland

12.15 – 1.00

LUNCH SESSION CHAIR:
Mrs Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation: Climate Justice

2.00 – 2.45

Strategies to reduce the food security risks of production, trade, finance, and speculation
Professor Joachim von Braun, Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

2.45 – 3.30

The contribution of global agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions
Dr Tommy Boland, University College Dublin, Ireland

COFFEE

4.00 – 4.45

The implications of climate change for agricultural output
Professor Tim Wheeler, University of Reading, UK

4.45

General discussion

5.30

Close Day 1 and Drinks Reception

 

Day 2

Session Chair: Professor Patrick Cunningham, Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government

9.00 – 9.45

Biofuels and food
Professor Shane Ward, University College Dublin, Ireland

9.45 – 10.30

Biotechnology and food security
Professor Ian Graham, Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, University of York, UK

COFFEE

11.00 – 11.45

Water: More crop per drop
Dr Mark Rosegrant
, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, USA

11.45 – 12.30

Integrating agricultural markets, nutrition and policy: implications for dietary trends
Dr Siwa Msangi, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, USA

1.00

General Discussion and Summary
Facilitated by Mr. Kevin Farrell, Ireland’s Special Envoy for Hunger

12.50

Close of Seminar by Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

LUNCH AND DEPARTURE

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