Conferences

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July 2018

Launch of the IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report: Food Security from Global to MENA

​The Faculty of Agricultural and Food ​Sciences and the Food Security Program hosted a “Launch of the IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report: Food Security from Global to MENA” under its FAFS Seminar Series on Tuesday, July 3. The launch event was held in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), one in a series of launches that have been held in major cities around the globe including Washington, Rome, Beijing, and New Delhi. IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018 at the global and regional levels. This year’s report focuses on the rise of antiglobalism. 
 


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September 2016

Celebration of Food & Nutrition Security in the Middle East and North Africa

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the Food Security Program held an event celebrating food and nutrition security on Friday, September 30 at the American University of Beirut campus. Speakers from the university joined external experts in exploring new information and research. The event also featured the launch of the Lebanon Spatial data mapping atlas and a social media contest allowing students, faculty, and the wider AUB community to share stories on how they are improving food and nutrition security in their own communities.
 
 
 
 

 

October 2015

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security

Cornell University and Columbia University jointly organized this conference from October 11-14, 2015, in Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/.

November 2014

Food Security: Challenges and Prospects

The Arab Forum for Environment and Development held its annual conference under the theme of "Food Security: Challenges and Prospects" in Amman, Jordan from November 26-27, 2014. For more information, visit the AFED website at http://www.afedonline.org/en/.

February 2012

Food Secure Arab World: A Roadmap for Policy & Research

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) organized this conference from February 6-7, 2012, in Beirut, Lebanon. For more information, visit the conference website ​at http://fsaw2012.ifpri.info/.

November 2011

Regional Conference on Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut hosted a major regional gathering of experts to discuss the challenge of food security in November 2011.  For more information, visit the conference website at http://fafsweb.aub.edu.lb/foodsecurity/.