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With a rapidly growing global population and mounting pressure on the globe’s natural resources, the critical question facing governments and businesses today is: “How will we feed an increasingly hungry world in a sustainable way?”


  Bringing together expert strategists, key opinion makers, government advisers and prominent scientists to address a wide range of issues, CropWorld Global 2011 will provide a platform for the crop production industry to debate this challenge.
Other topics being discussed include the constantly changing world of economic and political uncertainty; the roller-coaster global commodity markets and rising input prices. The event will also uncover and showcase the latest in technical innovations and R&D advancements from field to fork.

Held at London’s ExCel Centre, it is the only event of its kind in the world to embrace all aspects of crop production to help the industry meet the challenges and rewards of increasing food production by more than 50 per cent over the next 19 years and doubling production by 2050 to satisfy the world’s growing population.

This conference with its exhibition running alongside will also consider and debate how to meet those targets giving a background of rapidly rising demand and competition for energy and water.

Among the keynote speakers are:-
Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government
Phil Bloomer, Director of Campaigns & Policies, Oxfam
Felix M’mboyi, Deputy Director, African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum
Cyrille Filott, Global Head-Europe, Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Rabobank
Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation

Providing a unique educational and networking opportunity for all those engaged in the increasingly complex world of global food production, CropWorld attendees include top-end producers, those responsible for researching/purchasing safe, sustainable produce and ingredients, policy and decision makers, researchers and scientists, advisers and consultants, economists and industry specialists.

It will enable delegates to share their experiences and views about the way ahead for this key industry as it endeavours to meet the increasing global demand for food, against a backdrop of increasing competition for scarce resources, rising costs and increasing constraints on water and energy.

“Our aim is to create maximum benefit to visitors, exhibitors and sponsors by delivering a world-class event which showcases the latest ideas, technology, techniques and crop intelligence,” said Clare King, CropWorld Conference Director.