Public Event: Putting food on the plate for 9.7 billion

image description

Food is one of those things that we can’t simply avoid thinking about every day of our lives, but what about the future? What are we doing now to make food crops more productive and sustainable to ensure there is enough food for the 795 million people who go hungry today and the additional two billion we are expecting by 2050?

In this forum, internationally recognised researchers in the areas of plant science, agriculture, development and public policy will discuss the challenges and potential solutions needed to secure a future with food for everyone.

Join ABC broadcaster Lish Fejer, who will moderate the forum on this unique opportunity to discuss how to address one of the most critical and complex issues of the 21st century, including aspects such as the role of genetic engineering and other modern agricultural technologies, water and land scarcity, climate change and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches.

This event is part of International Fascination of Plants Day, which is celebrated all around the world to get people enthused about the importance of plants for humanity.

When: Wednesday 17 May 2017 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Where: Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU



This event is presented by the Policy Forum at Crawford School of Public Policy, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, at The Australian National University.

Register here