Past event


Food Security 2011

Food Production

Chatham House, London

As the global population grows and incomes in poor countries rise, so too does the demand for food, placing additional pressure on sustainable food production. The world faces a double challenge, it needs to produce more food, but in a way that does not degrade the natural resources on which the agriculture and food production depends and decrease the reliance of the food chain on fossil fuels, which is a key factor in global climate change.

Accordingly, global patterns of investments in agricultural R&D are changing but in ways that may have profound consequences for the structure of agriculture worldwide and the ability of poor people in poor countries to feed themselves..

This conference will gather business leaders and representatives from governments, multilateral agencies, international and non-governmental organizations to examine changing agricultural investment patterns, highlighting international policy developments and business approaches.

This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists
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Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

Please note all rates are subject to availability.

Flemings Mayfair
Half Moon Street
London W1Y 7RA
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7499 2964
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7499 1817
Standard Single £168.50 + VAT

The Cavendish London
81 Jermyn Street
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7930 2111
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7839 2125
Standard Single £188 + VAT

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