First International Conference on Global Food Security

First International Conference on Global Food Security

29 September - 2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

The 1st International Conference on  Global Food Security was a very stimulating event with 600 participants from over 65 countries. We thank you for your active participation!

Together with the Scientific Committee we are now working on a Synthesis paper with the key outcomes of the conference and a special issue of the Global Food Security journal. Potential authors will be contacted in October and those wishing to submit a paper should contact - for more details please click here.

We are very much looking forward seeing you at the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be organised by Colombia University, together with Cornell University in 2015.

Ken Giller and Martin van Ittersum, Conference Chairs
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The First International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. By 2050 we will need to feed 9 billion people. The urgency of the issue has led to huge scientific strides forwards; making it difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of scientific research.

We aim to better understand economic, social, biophysical, technological and institutional drivers of current and future global food security. The conference will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes.

Plenary Speakers and Panelists »
Scientific Committee »

Topics list for parallel sessions

  • Global and local analyses of food security
  • Enabling policies for local and global food security
  • Sustainable intensification of food production systems
  • Novel ways of feeding 9 billion
  • Learning from the past to understand the future
  • Land sparing, land sharing and trade-offs
  • Agricultural production as feedstock for renewables
  • Lost harvest and wasted food
  • Nutritional security
  • Labelling, certifying and striving for quality and sustainability of food production

Organised by



ESA - European Society For Agronomy
Wageningen UR

Gold Sponsors


Sponsors and Exhibitors


Fertilizers Europe
Quebec 2014

Supporting Journal

Supporting Journal - Global Food Security Journal
Conference Awards
Conference Awards