21-1 Global Food Security: Building the Needed Research Platforms
Sunday, October 22, 2017: 6:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom C
As countries around the world strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger by 2030, the food and agriculture scientific community is working in new and innovative research collaborations. Open data, bilateral and multilateral research consortia, public–private partnerships, and better integration of domestic and international research programs are opening opportunities for increasing agricultural productivity in response to population demand and against the backdrop of the challenges of climate change, water scarcity and resource depletion. But are these steps enough to provide the breakthroughs needed to sustainably feed a future population of nearly 10 billion people? What are the additional research platforms needed?