GREENING THE GREEN REVOLUTION: FOOD SECURITY, SAFETY & QUALITY
Thursday, December 12, 2013 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Friday, December 13, 2013 9.30am – 5.00 pm
San Servolo Island
This International Workshop concerns the increasingly important issue of Food Security and the broader challenge of Sustainable Agriculture, in a world where the demand for not only the quantity but also the quality of food is increasing. The event has been organized in partnership with the School of Asian Studies and Business Management and the Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University Venice.
The Workshop is inspired by the “Save and Grow” program recently launched by FAO, which aims to build a sustainable agriculture moving from the clear evidence that, although agriculture based on the intensive use of inputs has increased global food production and average per capita food consumption, also significantly reducing the number of chronically hungry, this has implied depletion of natural resources, negative environmental pressures, contributing to the climate change problem.