Feeding the World: Achieving Sustainable Agriculture

Feeding the World: Achieving Sustainable Agriculture

W1) Feeding the World: Achieving Sustainable Agriculture

Moderator: Harry Surjadi

A preconference workshop sponsored by the Research Councils UK and produced by the World Federation of Science Journalists

Advanced registration required.

Participants should arrive in San Francisco by Tuesday evening, October 24. The workshop will be held at the University of California, Davis. The bus to UC Davis will depart from the conference hotel at 7:30 a.m. on October 25.


The aim of this full-day workshop is for trainees to acquire basic knowledge about food security innovation: how crop technology is transforming agriculture around the world and how farmers from developing countries are challenged by these changes affecting livelihoods, food security and environment.

Through interactive exercises, discussions and a visit to the Horticulture Innovation Lab, participants will learn about the science behind technology and its impact on feeding the world. They will also engage with each other and share experiences from their home countries.

Trainer: Harry Surjadi, founder and director, Society of Indonesian Science Journalists

Invited speakers

Federica di Palma is the director of science at the Earlham Institute (EI), and director of the BRIDGE Colombia network of researchers across the UK and Colombia. She has research experience in Africa leading a project in Tanzania on fish stocks.

• Mark Lubell, professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, University of California, Davis

Most seats are reserved for journalists from Africa and Asia who have received travel fellowships from the RCUK and the International Research Development Centre (IDRC) of Canada. Limited additional seats are open to journalists from the region on a first-come, first-served basis.