Feeding Grown Population While Sustaining the Earth

Food Security and Sustainability
Sunday, 16 February 2014: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Regency D (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
This session features a multidisciplinary discussion on measures to satisfy food demands for the 9 billion people expected by 2050; evaluate constraints produced by climate, land surface degradation and exhaustion of environmental resources; predict agricultural losses from a new generation of operational satellites; and sustain the Earth and build resilience and adaptation strategies for a changing world. The brainstorming discussion will focus on how to avoid deterioration of Earth’s natural resources and how to avoid food shortages, leading to regional food riots and political instability, by providing advance warning using data from an advanced space system. These discussions are relevant to decision-makers in governments, international policymakers, relief organizations, private sector, academia, and users dealing with growing population, climate, food supply/demands, weather extremes, agricultural technology, policies, and observational systems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Felix Kogan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Alfred M. Powell, NOAA
Kathy Sullivan, NOAA
Jonathan A. Foley, University of Minnesota
Challenges to Global Food Security and Environmental Sustainability
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