Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Food Security 2012

Sustainable intensification: miracle or mirage?
10-11 December 2012

This conference will examine the potential of technologies – old, new and pipeline – to deliver sustainable intensification in agriculture.

  • Is a resilient global agricultural system achievable?
  • Is technology crucial to delivering increased agriculture outputs in tandem with environmental objectives?
  • Is the current regulation evidence-based or driven by the public’s perception of risk?

Business leaders, policy makers, opinion formers and civil society representatives will tease out the implications of the technological approach to sustainable intensification of food production, including the need for regulatory systems to adopt evidence based policies on risks and benefits to ensure resilient production. They will also address the relationship between policymaking and public opinion.

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