The first-ever Food Security Futures conference will bring together senior researchers from CGIAR and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with stakeholders from the private sector, national (and other) agricultural research organizations, and civil society to present their perspectives on research priorities for the 21st century. The conference—which focuses on public-sector research relating to food security and nutrition, natural resources, and climate change—is timed to coincide with the Ireland-hosted EU Presidency meeting on related topics, being held the next week, also in Dublin.
The Food Security Futures conference agenda will consist of four half-day sessions, each featuring a presentation of a substantive research paper, followed by reviews by the private sector, civil society and other research organizations, and a roundtable discussion.
Public Sector Agricultural Research Priorities for Sustainable Food Security: Perspectives from Plausible Scenarios
Full Paper (PDF 1.9 mb) | Executive Summary (PDF 157 kb)
Gerald Nelson, IFPRI, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO
Priorities for Public Sector Research on Food Security and Nutrition
Full Paper (PDF 1.3 mb) | Executive Summary (PDF 143 kb)
Terri Raney, FAO, and Howarth Bouis, IFPRI
Food Security and Sustainable Resource Use - What are the Resource Challenges to Food Security?
Full Paper (PDF 1 mb) |
Executive Summary (PDF 90 kb)
Frank Place, ICRAF, and Alexandre Meybeck, FAO
How does climate change alter agricultural strategies to support food security?
Full Paper (PDF .5 mb) | Executive Summary (PDF 216 kb)
Philip Thornton, ILRI, and Leslie Lipper, FAO
Overview and Next Steps: An Agenda to Guide Action
Dublin Conference Papers and Full Case Studies