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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

05 Apr 2017

University of Zurich

IDP BRIDGES Final Event

Public final event of the Marie Curie Fellowship program IDP BRIDGES - Bridging Science and Policy.

At this event, we will be featuring a key note talk given by Marco Lambertini (Director General WWF International) as well as a dialogue session with the IDP BRIDGES PhD fellows.  

 

Date: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Time: 16:15

Place: UZH Main Building, Aula, Room KOL-G-201 (Rämistrasse 71 8006 Zürich)

 

More information here.

Registration (free): https://ethz.doodle.com/poll/645eh49ywkeaax45

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

10 Apr 2017

ETH Zurich

Symposium: Public Engagement with Science: Relevance and Methods

This one-day symposium presents relevance, approaches and examples of successful public engagement with science. In workshops, we discuss what can be gained for science in general and for research projects of participants. This event is open for all interested researchers.

 

Date: Monday, 10 April 2017

Time: 09:15 – 16:00

Place: ETH Zurich, MM C78.1 (Alumni-Pavillon)

 

More information here.

Registration (free, until 03 Apr): http://ethz.doodle.com/poll/idwyyn8ia7mdf4y9

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

27 Apr 2017

ETH Zurich

WFSC Spring Public Lecture: Tackling Malnutrition with Biofortification: Challenges and Opportunities

Keynote speaker Dr. Maria Isabel Andrade, 2016 World Food Prize recipient, will highlight her work on biofortification to address hidden hunger. A panel discussion and reception will follow.

 

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Place: ETH Zurich, HG F30, Audi Max

 

Download the program here (PDF, 858 KB).  

Kindly register at https://goo.gl/forms/d2ibL4BW87oKC6gs1.

WFSC

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:

http://www.nadel.ethz.ch/education/spring-2017/fs.html

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

Amsterdam,

Netherlands

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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