Experts gather in Prague to discuss food security

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

The conference will see agricultural experts from around the world discuss ways to guarantee sufficient food supplies for the future.

The three-day conference, organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will highlight 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.

It will also serve as the basis for a discussion on the challenges for agriculture research in the changing agriculture and food policy environment.

The OECD hopes that the conference, which will include participants from all agricultural sectors/stakeholders, including farmers, industrials, scientists and decision-makers, will “help formulate an agricultural research agenda based on policy and societal needs.”

The conference will be held in the conference hall of the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information (ÚZEI) at 7, Slezská, Prague on 6-8 April.