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The WFSC keeps a calendar of selected events about food system issues. 

If you would like your event to be listed here, please contact us.

Events at ETH Zürich and in Switzerland

Date Event Organizer

08-12 May 2017

ETH Zurich

ETH-Nadel Food Security Course for Development Professionals

The objective of the course is to develop the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing food security at global and local levels and enable them to analyse, discuss and compare options for how food security objectives can be met in various contexts.


Date: Monday, 8 May 2017 - Friday, 12 May 2017

Information and registration:


ETH-Nadel, Center for Development and Cooperation

29 May-02 Jun 2017

Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center Summer School, "Understanding Risks and Resilience in Plant Systems"

The range of topics spans from plant sciences to economy with a focus on modeling from the mathematical background to complex ecological models. Research and case studies are taken from climate change, ecosystem research, epidemiology, agriculture and economics with strong links to plant sciences.

More details on the website. Applications due by 15 Mar 2017.

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Events around the world

Date Event Organizer

26-27 May 2017



Thought for Food Global Summit

Thought For Food (TFF) is the world’s leading platform for Next Generation Innovation and Collaboration to address global food and nutrition security.

How do we feed 9+ billion people by 2050? At this year’s TFF Global Summit, we’re going all-in to explore some of the important trends and disruptions affecting #whatsnext in the world.


More details on the website.

Thought For Food (TFF)

25 Jun-08 Jul 2017

Stellenbosch, South Africa

World Food System Summer School, “Food Systems in Transition”

The two-week intensive academic course will be hosted at the Sustainability Institute in Lynedoch Ecovillage, near Stellenbosch. The program takes an integrated approach that considers interactions across the food system, with its environmental, social, political, and economic boundary conditions.

More details in flyer (PDF, 304 KB) or website.


Call for applications is closed.

World Food System Center (WFSC)

09-11 Nov 2017

New Delhi, India

19th Organic World Congress

Once every three years, IFOAM - Organics International organizes the Organic World Congress in a different country to achieve its vision as the global organic movement and also to provide a platform where organic stakeholders can share their knowledge and expertise and establish valuable partnerships.


For more information please check the official webpage.

IFOAM - Organics International

The Organic Farming Association of India - OFAI

PDATF - PDA Trade Fairs

03-06 Dec 2017

Cape Town, South Africa

3rd International Conference on Global Food Security

Global food security through active engagement with developing countries: Transforming the global food security agenda?

Conference Theme: Food Security: Global challenges, local solutions
Aim: Unlocking innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary science and technology 
Scope: Activation of all dimensions of sustainable development goals for food security for all


Submit abstracts by 31 May 2017 via the conference website.

Elsevier in association with DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape
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