Natural Resources in Demand

 

The Waite Research Institute is proud to sponsor the upcoming symposium on “Natural Resources in Demand” hosted by the University of Adelaide’s School of Economics, to be held in the Plant Research Centre Auditorium on the 11th of October, 2012.

With an expected global population of 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for land and natural resources is greater than ever. The need to provide food security in the face of ever decreasing amounts of arable land and the implications of a changing climate add to the challenge. This symposium will give global and local perspectives on these topics by bringing together research and policy experts.

The symposium will feature the following speakers and talks:

  • Symposium opening and introduction – Prof Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean, Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide
  • The land that feeds us: global scarcity and its implications – Dr Derek Byerlee, International Agricultural Policy Specialist and author of “Rising Global Interest in Farmland”
  • Sustainable water and natural resource management – Prof Mike Young, Chair in Water Economics and Management at the University of Adelaide
  • China and India’s policy options for their global food and nutrition security – Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General, The International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC
  • Growth in emerging economies: impact on global food security by 2030 – Prof Kym Anderson, George Gollin Professor of Economics, Executive Director of the Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide
  • Morning speaker panel – moderated by Prof Roger Leigh, Director Waite Research Institute, University of Adelaide
  • Building Competitive Agricultural Landscapes for South Australia: Resources, Policies, and Regional Image: Welcome and Introduction – Prof Randy Stringer, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide
  • South Australia’s Land and Soil Resources – James Hall, South Australia Principal Soil Scientist
  • South Australia’s Water Policy and Resources – Prof Mike Young, Chair in Water Economics and Management at the University of Adelaide
  • Ways to Keep Land in Agriculture – Dave Sands, Former Regional Director, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
  • Q&A – moderated by Prof Randy Stringer, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide
  • Opening of overview of final session – Prof Randy Stringer, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide
  • Why Promoting Regions Works – Assoc Prof Wendy J. Umberger, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide
  • How Europeans Support Regions – Dr Douglas Bardsley, Senior Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Population, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • How to Capture Regional Values – Prof Maria L. Loureiro, Department of Economics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Afternoon speaker panel – moderated by Prof Randy Stringer, Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide

More information about the symposium (including registration) can be found on the School’s events page here.

Use #food2050 to join in the discussion on Twitter. There will be live tweeting from the event and podcasts available shortly after.

 

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