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GECAFS: Call for oral and poster papers
2 April 2008 - 4 April 2008
Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS)


Call for Abstracts - Oral and Poster Presentations

There is growing concern that Global Environmental Change (GEC) will further complicate achieving food security, particularly for more vulnerable sections of society. There is also concern that meeting society's rising demand for food will further degrade the environment which may, in turn, further undermine the food systems on which food security is based. These issues are the focus of the international, interdisciplinary research project "Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS)" which is aimed at determining strategies to cope with the impacts of GEC on food systems and assessing the environmental and socioeconomic consequences of adaptive responses aimed at improving food security.

This conference, organized by GECAFS, will bring together the research and policy communities addressing food security, environmental change and food policy to promote wider international discussion on these issues and to progress the joint development of adaptation options by:

  • Presenting and discussing research on GEC, food security and food systems, and decision support dialogues from the broad international community.
  • Presenting and discussing findings from conceptual and regional research supported by the GECAFS project.
  • Bringing together scientists and policy makers from diverse backgrounds to forge new partnerships.
Conference themes include:
  • Concepts and methods for GEC research related to food systems; vulnerability and adaptation; scenarios; and decision support;
  • Regional research, including case studies on the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Southern Africa, Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere;
  • Development agenda and policy processes regarding GEC and food security; and
  • Emerging issues and frameworks for analysis and policy development of adaptation options for food systems to GEC.

GECAFS, one of CGIAR's strategic research partners, calls for oral presentation and poster proposals to help disseminate information on an international conference titled Linking Science, Development and Policy for Adaptation on Food Security and Environmental Change.

Scheduled for April 2 - 4, 2008 at the University of Oxford in the UK.

The deadline for submission of Abstracts is October 31, 2007.
Submit online now at: http://www.foodsecurity.elsevier.com

More information: www.waterandfood.org

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