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NC Global Food Security Institute Planning Meeting

April 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

The Global Food Security Institute (GFSI), a partnership of NC research institutions, will develop knowledge and deploy next generation plant science tools and technologies that are environmentally sustainable to improve agriculture production and increase smallholder farmer income and nutrition, to reduce hunger and poverty, and to sustain food security in the developing world. The GFSI will build and deploy new technologies that reduce the detrimental impacts on ecosystem services of agriculture at local, regional and global scales.

The GFSI brings together scientific thought leaders from six NC State colleges and the Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program Clusters, expertise from Duke Universities World Food Policy Center and the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine, Food Security and Agriculture from RTI International, and Nutrition and Public Health from UNC-CH.

NC Global Food Security Institute  Planning Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

North Carolina State University
Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
Chancellor’s Reception Room 220
2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


8:00-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Registration

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Welcome

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Keynote Speakers from NC State, Duke and UNC

10:00-10:45 a.m. – 2 minute slide presentations (RTI and Industry Partners)

10:45-11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – 2 minute slide presentations (Academic Partners)

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00-3:00 p.m. – Breakout Visioning Sessions

  • Plant and animal biology in agriculture including
    • the coevolution of plants and animals, pests, and pathogens
    • impacts of climate change on plant performance and production;
  • Food loss and waste
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Evolution of antibiotic and pesticide resistance
  • The phytobiome and microbiomes
  • Plant-based ethnobotany and evolutionary medicine and infectious disease biology;
  • Human nutrition, agriculture and global health
  • Policy including technology adoption in areas such as gender, food, nutrition and health
  • Data driven analytics, metadata and predictive modeling to improve food security

3:00-5:00 p.m. – Reports from Visioning Sessions

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Reception

6:00-8:00 p.m. – Dinner and Speaker

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Jean Beagle Ristaino, jean_ristaino@ncsu.edu

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Plant Pathology and Director of the Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster NC State University


April 13, 2017
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Dr. Jean Beagle Ristaino
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Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
2450 Alumni Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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