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11 Feeding the World

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Despite progress having been made, almost 850 million people in the world are estimated not to have enough food to lead active and healthy lives. Agriculture and food systems face the enormous challenge of meeting the growing demand for more and higher quality foods, while supply is limited by the scarcity of good agricultural land, climate change, and additional demand for bioenergy as well as social and economic constraints. Apart from analysing driving forces and limitations, the seminar will address options to provide ample and healthy food that meets the nutritional needs of the world s growing population. The seminar will also look at obstacles for innovation and implementation.

Associate Professor, University of Brasilia; Former Director of Nutrition, WHO - World Health Organization, Genf
Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

MSc PhD Denise COSTA COITINHO

Associate Professor, University of Brasilia; Former Director of Nutrition, WHO - World Health Organization, Genf

MSC in Human Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London Nutrition consultant, UNICEF - United Nations Children s Fund, Maputo Researcher, Hunger Studies Program, University of Brasilia Nutrition consultant, Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organization, Brasilia Doctorate in Public Health, University of Sao Paulo Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Unit, Ministry of Health, Brasilia Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Brasilia Director, Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva Global Coordinator, REACH: ending child hunger and under nutrition, UN World Food Program, Rome
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Dr. Ulrich SCHURR

Professor and Head, Plant Sciences, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH; Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Center, Jülich

Studies Biology, University Bayreuth Ph.D., University Bayreuth Group Leader, Institute for Botany, University Heidelberg Habilitation, Botany, University Heidelberg Forschungszentrum Jülich Director, ICG - Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, ICG-4: Phytosphere Director, IBG - Institute for Bio- and Geosciences, IBG-2: Plant Sciences Member, Executive Board, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization Research Director, Research Area Earth and Environment, Forschungszentrum Jülich Member, Executive Board, European Technology Platform Plants for the Future Founder, JPPC - Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center Member, Steering Committee, European Technology Platform Biofuels Member, Directorate, KoGa - Competence Center for Horticulture Vice President, EPSO - European Plant Science Organization Spokesman, IPPN - International Plant Phenotyping Network Chairman, BioSC - Bioeconomy Science Centers Coordinator, Cross-Program Activity Sustainable Bioeconomy, Helmholtz Association Coordinator, EPPN - European Plant Phenotyping Network German Head, LABEX Germany of EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agro Research Organization) Member, Science Advisory Board, German Association for the Support of Private German Plant Breeding Chief Executive Officer, QS Science Fund - Fruits, Vegetables and Potato Member, CEPLAS - Center of Excellence in Plant Sciences Coordinator, DPPN - German Plant Phenotyping Network Senior Official, EU-CELAC - workgroup Bioeconomy in the cooperation process between Latin America and Europe, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Programme Speaker, Helmholtz Programme Key Technologies for the Bioeconomy Chairman of the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future
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Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary