Food Security: Global priorities and the UK’s role

Event
Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum
Glaziers Hall
9 Montague Close
London SE1 9DD
United Kingdom
Tuesday, 14 July, 2015

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for food security in the UK - and Britain’s role in helping meet global challenges.

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for food security in the UK - and Britain’s role in helping meet global challenges.

Delegates will assess challenges facing UK food security and recommendations to be released in the EFRA Committee's upcoming third report - as well as opportunities for improving the development and implementation of the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy, the impact of the Met Office's new long range forecasting service for the food sector, and emerging options for improving the sustainability of UK farming.

They will also examine latest thinking on current challenges facing food security globally, the role of international collaboration in promoting food security, EU agricultural priorities under the new Commission, and wider food security challenges beyond the EU.

We are delighted to announce that Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director, Food Security & Food Standards, Food Policy Unit, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food and Nutrition Security, European Commission; Professor Tim Wheeler, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development; Greg Barrow, Head of London Office, World Food Programme; Roger Mireles, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Kirsty Lewis, Applied Climate Science Team Leader, Met Office; Dr Yuelai Lu, Head, Secretariat of UK-China Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Network and Research Fellow, University of East Anglia; Peter Melchett, Policy Director, The Soil Association; Dr David Moon, Head of Food Sustainability, WRAP; Dr Philip Newton, Director of Science, Fera; Michael Norton, Director, Michael Norton Water Consultancy and Nick von Westenholz, Chief Executive, Crop Protection Agency have agreed to speak at this seminar.

Lord Deben, Chair, Committee on Climate Change and Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

Source: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=978&t=9529

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