THE BUSINESS OF FOOD SECURITY:
Profitability, sustainability and risk
10-12 August 2015
Program & Presentations
Sir John Crawford Memorial Address
|The Crawford Fund’s annual conference on food security, which holds the key place in the development and food security calendar, was this year held during the Parliamentary sitting week of 10-12 August 2015.
The conference focussed on the importance of collaboration and partnership between the public and private sectors to achieve sustainable intensification and improved food security. The reason for our focus on the private sector this year was that we believe meeting future food demand within the limits of the earth’s natural resources is a pressing challenge with critically important roles for both the public and private sectors. Innovation underpinned by targeted research investment is critical to achieve sustainable intensification of agricultural production.
The Hon John Kerin AM
The conference connected with business to explore new directions in research and sustainable sourcing already being taken by the private sector and to assess the implications of this for public policy and a new generation of public private partnerships.
The conference included the:
Keynote speakers included:
We had 45 young agricultural scientists attend our event this year, through our Conference Scholarships, and hope you will consider supporting additional young people to attend future conferences.