Call for conference papers

Food Security and the Murray-Darling Basin: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges is a three day conference (November 19 – 21) hosted by the Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University in Albury, NSW. Organisers are extending an invitation to consider presenting a paper at this conference.

As far as the organisers know, this will be the first major conference to focus on food security in a regional Australia context. They intend for the conference to provide insights that may contribute to future policy decisions. The Murray-Darling Basin produces one third of Australia’s food production and it is therefore an important focus for a conference on food security.

Themes for the three days are:

Day 1: Feeding the world. Global food security and the MDB with keynote speakers Dr Nick Austin, CEO, Australian Centre for International Research and A/Prof Jane Dixon, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

Day 2: Climate change and food security in the MDB, with keynote speaker Dr Mark Howden, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences and

Day 3: Alternative food futures in the MDB with keynote speaker Prof Mark Lawrence, Professor in Public Health Nutrition, Deakin University

The deadline for abstract submission is August 29. Organisers invite abstracts under one of the above three themes. Alternatively, they welcome your attendance as a participant.

For further information, please visit the conference website or contact Vaughan Higgins.

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