The current food system is responsible for producing one-fifth of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, losing approximately one-third of edible food in production, inabilities access to healthy and fresh food sources and are causing one-third of the world's land degradation. Furthermore, an estimate of two billion people worldwide suffers from hidden hunger or micronutrient deficiencies that are often caused by not eating a diverse diet including animal source food like fish and meat. This global challenge is an issue that needs to be addressed through an unprecedented food system transformation.
Pursuing an empowerment agenda for development outcomes and transformative change, WorldFish is organizing Science Week with the theme For a sustainable transformation of food systems. The Science week will foster a shared understanding of global action towards the big picture contexts which we need to respond effectively in the short as well as long term to 2030. The WorldFish science week program will run from 16 to 20 September 2019.
2019 Science Week will kick off with our distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His keynote speech will focus on how national and international agricultural research institutes must reshape their research agendas and mobilize their structures to harness new opportunities amidst a changing global landscape and respond effectively to the global call for action for a sustainable food system transformation. His visit marks the signing of a pivotal agreement between IFPRI and WorldFish that will shape and strengthen future collaboration between the two organizations.
Join live-streamed session from 16:00 -17:00 (GMT+8).
Leading thinkers, scientists, movers and shakers working on exciting research innovations from WorldFish and partner organizations will line up our Science Week Agenda, which you can explore further in the link here.