The Changing Face of Agriculture and Food System into the 21st Century
Free Public Lecture
The Craig Auditorium
The Gateway Building (Next to University of Melbourne Sports Centre)
Trinity College, Tin Alley
T: (03) 8344 2071
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In the future we will need to balance the competing demands of a rising world population and middle class, dealing with climate change and progressive degradation of natural resources and the environment.
A rising world population combined with managing climate change means food security targets become harder to meet. A rising world middle class will demand higher quality food, more animal-based protein, but also higher animal welfare and food safety standards. However, we also need to improve the sustainability of agricultural practices to reduce environmental impacts including maintaining biodiversity.
This presentation delivered by Professor Mark Howden will address aspects of this nexus being faced by the changing demands on our food production systems into the 21st century.
This lecture is part of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences' 2018 Dean's Lecture Series.