26 Jun 2019

How much is enough?

In 2011, the global population surpassed 7 billion, and the United Nations predicts it will reach 9 billion by 2045. Also, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, our food system faces the pressure of producing about 70% more food for the growing population.

Along with population growth, urbanization and changing food demands are also pressuring Asia’s food systems and could threaten food security if they are not addressed. To find innovative solutions, governments, NGOs, academia, business leaders, scientists and the food industry will have to work together.

Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, Leader of the Value Chains and Nutrition Research Program at WorldFish has been invited to join as a panelist for "Affordability —where does the buck stop?" session at 2.00 pm (GMT+8). Join Shakuntala talks on how governments, businesses and participants in every stage of the supply chain work together to improve affordability without driving down standards and who is responsible for ensuring food is affordable

This event will open up debate around the economic and geopolitical risks involved in food production, and explore the ways science and technology can tackle them now and in the future that will bring together leading thinkers from government, industry, NGOs, academia and agriculture to examine the varied and complex challenges and opportunities across the region.

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