Prague: Experts discuss food security

10-04-2009 | |

Experts from the agricultural sector have come together in Prague this week for a conference to address the challenge of securing sufficient food supplies for the future.

The conference is seeing agricultural experts from around the globe delving into how to guarantee sufficient food supplies for the future.

According to reports, the 3-day conference, which was organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), dwells into the most recent results of scientific research in areas such as natural resource protection, sustainable farming for food production and environment protection, competition in the fields of food and fuel production, food safety and rules in the area of molecular genetics.

The conference is a basis for a discussion on the challenges for agriculture research in the changing agriculture and food policy environment.

The OECD is hoping that the conference will “help formulate an agricultural research agenda based on policy and societal needs.”

The conference was held 6–8 April at the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information (ÚZEI), Slezská, Prague.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist