According to the United Nations, there will be at least 9 billion people inhabiting our planet by the year 2050. The challenge of achieving global food security will involve tackling the three key aspects of malnutrition including undernutrition, obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies. To cover the latest scientific research and developments in this area, the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security featured state-of-the-art analysis and innovation.
Taking place October 11-14, 2015, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, the conference explored research from a variety of disciplines, such as:
- The food system activities of processing, distributing, and consuming food
- Food production from crop, livestock, tree, freshwater, and marine sources
- The availability, access, utilization, and stability dimensions of food security
- The synergies and trade-offs between economic, environmental, health, and social objectives and outcomes
FANTA Technical Advisor for Food Security, Laura Glaeser contributed to this body of food security research through a poster presentation entitled, “Comparing Household Food Security Indicators to Inform IPC Acute Food Insecurity Phase Classification.” The poster is part of the culminating effort of a 3-year FANTA study undertaken in collaboration with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. Glaeser is a food security and livelihoods professional with more than 13 years of experience designing, managing, evaluating, and providing technical assistance and decision support for humanitarian, transitional, and development programs in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
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