Second Purdue Global Food Security Summit set for Thursday

October 20, 2010
The second Purdue Global Food Security Summit on Thursday will solidify the growing interest in food security research and engagement at Purdue. It will be held 1-4 p.m. in Deans Auditorium, Pfendler Hall.
 
The event will build on the broad-based discussions of the first meeting held in February and led by Purdue's World Food Prize laureates, Phil Nelson and Gebisa Ejeta, as well as more specific discussions under the auspices of the Global Policy Research Institute, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Discovery Park. As part of a growing interest in food security issues across campus, the Global Policy Research Institute released an RFP this month to provide seed money that will help position Purdue for 2011 funding opportunities.
 
Discussions will include potential sources of funds for multidisciplinary, cross-college partnerships in food security research and engagement, identification of potential partners for the GPRI seed funding proposals and the form and governance of the Purdue food security initiative.
 
Those interested in participating should e-mail Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, professor of agricultural economics, associate dean and director of International Programs in Agriculture, at lowenbej@purdue.edu and copy his assistant, Carole Braund, at cbraund@purdue.edu.