Global Food Security Forum, Shanghai


Food Security Challenges and Solutions

The University of Nottingham is hosting a series of meetings to discuss global food security. The meetings will take place in China, Malaysia and the UK over the next three to five years.

The first forum - 'Food Security Challenges and Solutions' - was held on 5th and 6th November in Fenxian  District, Shanghai, China and involved over 20 speakers from across the world. 

Crops for the Future

5-6 November, Shanghai


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Event details

This 2 day event formed part of a wider celebration to launch the Shanghai Nottingham Advanced Academy with the East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST) and opened with a welcome ceremony, keynote talks and banquet on 5th November. 

On Tuesday 6th November, delegates engaged with speakers from leading businesses such as; Unilever, Cargill, and Agrinos, and senior academics and prominent figures from organisations including; the FAO, IFPRI, SAIN, the United NationsOECD,  and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.   

Speaker profiles and presentations can be seen by following the hyperlink on the programmes in English and Chinese. There is also a full copy of the proceedings available



Key outcomes

The key focus for the forum was to bring together leading international figures from industry, academia and non-governmental organisations to identify and debate possible solutions to the global food security threat, and to initiate an ongoing dialogue and network that facilitates actions which hasten global food security within a realistic timescale.

Professor Kin-Chow Chang

Expert speakers from Nottingham's scientific and business network facilitated the discussions. The meeting was closed to the media, but the University has captured discussions and key points. A full report is being put together and will be made available electronically for wider dissemination.

For further details about the event, please see the proceedings of the Forum.

Lucy Davies

Partnership Team
Business Engagement & Innovation Services
University of Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 115 846 7936