Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Global food security – potentials and challenges

20.06.2014

IAMO Forum 2014 will present latest findings on the functioning of agricultural markets and trade relations in emerging and transition economies

Rising food needs and increasing economic growth in emerging economies as well as the beginning of a new era of trade agreements determine international agricultural markets and thus global food supply since the beginning of the new millennium.

The IAMO Forum 2014 with the title "The Rise of the ‘Emerging Economies’: Towards Functioning Agricultural Markets and Trade Relations?" will take place 25 to 27 June 2014 in Halle (Saale), focusing on food markets functioning in major emerging and transition economies.

International scientists will present their current research findings on such topics as development potentials of emerging economies, international trade agreements, foods security as well as financial speculation with agricultural commodities and food price volatility in three plenaries, thirteen parallel and four organized sessions.

The conference will open on June 25 June 2014 with the plenary session "Emerging Economies - Are they the Future Global Food Basket?" with presentations given by William Liefert (USDA Economic Research Service, USA), William J. Martin (World Bank, USA), Holly Wang (Purdue University, USA) and Barry K. Goodwin (North Carolina State University, USA).

Harald von Witzke (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany), Christopher Gilbert (University of Trento, Italy), Scott H. Irwin (University of Illinois, USA) and Hermann Steep (Cargill, Germany) will give keynote presentations in the plenary session "Volatility and Speculation on Agricultural Markets" on the second conference day (26 June). Challenges and opportunities of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for the USA, EU and neighboring countries will be discussed by Alan Matthews (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Gopinath Munisamy (USDA Economic Research Service, USA), Carmel Cahill (OECD, France) and Martina Brockmeier (Hohenheim University, Germany) in the plenary session on 27 June 2014.

The IAMO Forum 2014 will be supplemented by organized sessions with ensuing panel discussions. For example, agro-industry representatives of the agribusiness from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan will report about specific challenges to the development of the grain sector in their countries on 25 June 2014. A session hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will provide a platform for discussing the future of trade agreements in the CIS countries.

Also, Ingo Pies, professor and economic ethicist at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, will ask various experts on their perspectives on future global food security (26 June). The last conference day (27 June) will feature, inter alia, the IAMO projects "Global Food Crisis – Impacts on Wheat Markets and Trade in the Caucasus and Central Asia and the Role of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine" (funded by VolkswagenStiftung) and "Global Food Security and the Grain Markets of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan" (funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture). Guest speakers Michael Carter (UC Davis, USA) and Kym Anderson (University of Adelaide, Australia) as well as IAMO researchers Gulmira Gafarova and Dmytro Serebrennikov will provide insights into their research projects.

For further information and the complete program of the IAMO Forum 2014, please visit our conference webpage at: www.iamo.de/forum/2014/program

The IAMO Forum 2014 is organized by Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in cooperation with Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC). Funding supporters include German Research Foundation (DFG), Ministry of Sciences and Economic Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt, Rentenbank, KWS SAAT AG, H. Wilhelm Schaumann Foundation and the City of Halle (Saale).

Media representative are kindly invited to attend the IAMO Forum 2014. We will be happy to arrange interviews with participating experts during the conference; please contact: presse@iamo.de

About IAMO

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) analyses economic, social and political processes of change in the agricultural and food sector, and in rural areas. The geographic focus covers the enlarging EU, transition regions of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia. IAMO is making a contribution towards enhancing understanding of institutional, structural and technological changes. Moreover, IAMO is studying the resulting impacts on the agricultural and food sector as well as the living conditions of rural populations. The outcomes of our work are used to derive and analyze strategies and options for enterprises, agricultural markets and politics. Since its foundation in 1994, IAMO has been part of the Leibniz Association, a German community of independent research institutes.

Please note that since the beginning of this year the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe is renamed Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies. The acronym IAMO is still valid.

Media contact

Daniela Schimming
Public Relations
Tel.: +49 345 2928-330
Fax: +49 345 2928-499
presse@iamo.de
www.iamo.de

Daniela Schimming | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

Further reports about: Agricultural Development Economies IAMO Leibniz-Institut Trade USDA

More articles from Event News:

nachricht International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open
20.03.2017 | Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung e. V.

nachricht CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue
14.03.2017 | Universität Ulm

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A Challenging European Research Project to Develop New Tiny Microscopes

The Institute of Semiconductor Technology and the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, both members of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA), at Technische Universität Braunschweig are partners in a new European research project entitled ChipScope, which aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. A consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries will tackle this issue with very ambitious objectives during a four-year research program.

To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time...

Im Focus: Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...

Im Focus: Tracing down linear ubiquitination

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...

Im Focus: Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...

Im Focus: Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene: A perfect team for nanoelectronics

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

20.03.2017 | Event News

CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

14.03.2017 | Event News

ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

07.03.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Researchers shoot for success with simulations of laser pulse-material interactions

29.03.2017 | Materials Sciences

Igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower-atmosphere kindling

29.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation

29.03.2017 | Earth Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>