Sustainably feeding 10 billion people in 2050: A multidisciplinary science & innovation agenda for agrifood systems transformation


Event details

Date 01.06.2023
Hour 14:3016:30
Speaker Ismahane Elouafi, Vincent Martin, Christina Senn-Jakobsen, Kathryn Hess, Christian Schwab, Sara Bonetti, Laurence Jeangros
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Keynote address, panel discussion and Q&A session on the need for science and innovation to sustainably increase food security for the future.

Featuring Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at the FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Dr. Ismahane Elouafi is the Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The New York Times has named her as one of the ten women that change the landscape of global leadership. She is internationally known for her work on promoting neglected and underutilized crops, use of non-fresh water in agriculture, and empowerment of women in science.


With the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero hunger) and other goals of the 2030 Agenda being off-track, we need to urgently transform our agrifood systems. Science, technology and innovation (STI) can bring opportunities to accelerate this transformation. STI will also allow the agrifood systems to cope with tremendous pressure to produce more in order to meet the growing demands for food of the growing world’s population – which is estimated to reach 10 billion in 2050; alongside the need to produce more nutritious food more sustainably, with less input and less harmful impact on the environment.

Welcome by Kathryn Hess, Vice President for Student Affairs and Outreach
Moderated by Emmanuel Barraud, Spokesperson and Press Officer, Mediacom

Presented jointly by the Integrative Food and Nutrition Center and the EssentialTech Centre

Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Integrative Food and Nutrition Center et le EssentialTech Centre


  • Sheena Kennedy


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