2018 Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference

Date(s) - 19/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
7:30 am - 5:30 pm


The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) is delighted to announce the 2018 Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security conference, taking place June 19 – 21, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. The conference brings together pre-eminent researchers, thinkers, and policy makers from the developed and developing world to discuss technologies pertinent to developing world agriculture.

In order to meet the world’s food needs, agricultural productivity needs to improve by about 70% by 2050, and this improvement can come only through ingenuity and innovation. GIFS is here to help make these improvements. We are creating technologies that will have commercial utility in advanced agricultural nations and the developing world alike.

The 2018 conference will feature close to 50 presentations and panel discussions to share innovative knowledge, creative technology, and critical connections we need to address the issue of global food security. One of our distinguished guests is Canadian journalist, commenter and author Mr. Rex Murphy, who will lead a public debate on the topic of Agriculture and Climate Change. Other special guests include Professor Giles Oldroyd, University of Cambridge, Ed Buckler, Cornell University, and Dame Anne Glover, DBE, FRS, FRSE, FASM and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

More information on the 2018 conference can be found at http://conference.gifs.ca/. In addition, please visit the Global Institute for Food Security YouTube Channel which exemplifies the quality, caliber, and scope of the 2016 conference speakers.

A short list of session topics will be:

  • Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC): The impact of agri-tech on global food security
  • Global perspective on agriculture
  • Pioneering research on plant epigenetics
  • Abiotic stress
  • Pests and diseases
  • Maize genetics and genomics
  • Biological nitrogen fixation and its implications for global food security
  • Crop Performance and nutritional quality
  • Soil Health and sustainability
  • Wheat genomics and assembly
  • Nestlé’s work on tropical crops, nutritional quality, and new protein technology

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at conference2018@gifs.ca.