Program

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Public Lecture

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
18h30-20h00
Salle Prince Arthur, New Residence Hall, McGill University
3625 Avenue du Parc, Montreal

Agriculture means Business: An African Narrative

Stephen McGurk
Acting Vice-President, Program and Partnership Branch
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

 


Conference

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
08h00 - 20h00

Salle Prince Arthur, New Residence Hall, McGill University
3625 Avenue du Parc, Montreal

08h00 

Registration Opens

08h30-08h35

OPENING REMARKS 
Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez
Director, McGill Institute for Global Food Security,
Margaret A. Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security
McGill University

08h35-09h05

FEATURE ADDRESS
Chandra A. Madramootoo
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Founding Chair of the McGill Conferences on Global Food Security, McGill University

09h05-10h35

SESSION #1:  FOOD SECURITY IN CANADA
This session will focus on food security in Canada, emphasizing northern Canada, Indigenous Peoples, and urban areas.

CO-CHAIRS:
Murray Humphries, Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Colin Scott, Anthropology Department, McGill University

PANELISTS:
Treena Delormier, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Hawaii Mano, Hawaii
Naomi Dachner, Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Colin Scott and Murray Humphries, McGill University

10h30-10h40

Health Break

10h45-12h15

SESSION #2: ISSUES OF FOOD SECURITY IN INDIA, KENYA AND GHANA
This session will focus on issues affecting food security in India, Kenya and Ghana.  Results from the following projects will be discussed:  (1) Enhancing ecologically resilient food security through innovative farming systems in the semi-arid midlands of Kenya; (2)  Enhancing food security of rural families through production, processing and value addition of regional staple food grains in India and (3) Building Capacity for Sustainable Livelihoods and Health in Ghana

CO-CHAIRS:
Vijaya Raghavan, Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
François Lompo, Docteur D'Etat ès Sciences naturelles Directeur de recherche en agropédologie , Directeur de l'INERA, Burkina Faso

PANELISTS:
Grace Marquis, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University
Gordon Hickey, Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Valérie Orsat, Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
 

12h15-13h00

LUNCH

13h00-13h30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Moderator: Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez

"Voices of the Hungry Project and the Post-2015 Agenda"
Carlo Cafiero
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy


 

13h30-15h00 

SESSION #3: CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE FUTURE GENERATION TO GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY
Students are increasingly taking on the challenge of Global Food Security and are working both locally and in developing countries on agriculture, water, food and nutrition research projects.  From internships with nongovernmental organizations to graduate student research projects, these students are gaining valuable experience, expertise and understanding of the complexity of food security. This session presents efforts and ideas by members of the future leadership, called to undertake the emerging challenges of food insecurity and hunger.

CO-CHAIRS:
Caroline Begg, Plant Science, McGill University
Timothy Johns, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University

PANELISTS:
Joanne Taylor, IGS Program, UBC, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Community, Culture and Global Studies
Husein Mohammed, Ph.D. Candidate, Human Nutrition, McGill University
Rachel Krause, Ph.D. Candidate, Parasitology, McGill University

15h00-15h15

Health Break

15h15-16h45

SESSION #4: SETTING THE GROUNDWORK FOR FOOD SECURITY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
This session will focus on issues affecting food security in Latin America.  Results from the following projects will  be discussed: (1) Efficacy of Practices and Policies to improve Food Security and Nutrition in Guatemala; (2) Improving Potato Production for Increased Food Security of Indigenous Communities in Colombia and (3) From Farm To Fork: Improving Food And Nutrition Security In The Caribbean

CO-CHAIRS: 
Miguel Garcia-Winder, Representative, IICA Office in the USA
Humberto Monardes, Animal Science, McGill University

PANELISTS:
Ajjamada Kushalappa, Plant Science, McGill University
Leroy Phillip, Animal Science, McGill University
Jaime Carrera, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Institute, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

16h45-17h00

Health Break

17h005-17h30

WRAP UP

17h30-19h30

Poster Session/Networking and Refreshments