Tropical Agriculture as “Last Frontier”?

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
29 January 2015 - 09:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, Sala Jordi Maragall, c/Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB, OCP Policy Center, King’s College London, Getulio Vargas Foundation and Wageningen University

Objective

Tropical Agriculture as “Last Frontier”? Food Import Needs of the Middle East and North Africa, Ecological Risks and New Dimensions of South-South Cooperation with Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is among the most water-stressed regions in the world. Affordable food imports are crucial for its future food security and countries with tropical agriculture like Brazil have played an increasing role in MENA food supplies. Apart from policy options to sustainably intensify regional agricultural production, trade will play a crucial role for MENA economies to achieve food security.

‪Given the environmental value and sensitivity of tropical ecosystems sustainable intensification in countries like Brazil, Sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia is crucial. For this reason, King’s College London (KCL), the OCP Policy Center, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), the Getulio Vargas Foundation and Wageningen University organize an international conference on Tropical Agriculture as “Last Frontier”? Food Import Needs of the Middle East and North Africa, Ecological Risks and New Dimensions of South-South Cooperation with Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia.

The conference will provide an interdisciplinary perspective on how to open up opportunities for a new geopolitical-environmental cooperation between regions faced by either physical or economic water stress.

Attendance by invitation

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