Inception workshop: Global Food Security Consortium

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 01 Oct 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location:191 Seed Science Building
Cost:Free
URL:https://www.globalfoodsecurity.iastate.e...n-workshop
Contact:Amy Pilcher
Phone:515-294-1862
Channel:College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Categories:Conferences
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The consortium, an ISU Presidential Initiative announced in June, is holding its first workshop. Participants will discuss interdisciplinary, comprehensive and innovative approaches to the problems of global food security. Workshop continues Oct 2 (8:30 a.m.-noon). Email if you would like to attend.

Research efforts of those in the consortium focus in one five major platforms:
Germplasm and Seed Systems
Climate-Resilient Healthy Crops
Climate-Resilient Healthy Animals
Post-harvest and Utilization
Policies, Regulations and Trade

This holistic strategy addresses each link in the food value chain, considering plants and animals together in a unified systems approach to help feed the world.