In this blog post, we tried to highlight the importance of the next year's conference theme. Join us at AIARD’s 2020 Annual Conference from May 31 – June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC to discuss the many challenges of food safety in connecting farm to market and providing consumers across the globe with safe and nutritious food choices.
We encourage you to bring your ideas and experience as a panelist, speaker, small-group discussant or poster-board presenter – share with your peers across academia, industry, and government to become a part of the solution to zero hunger. You can still submit your abstract following this link as we extended the deadline till December 20th.
This year, on December 3rd, we joined the global GivingTuesday movement that helps transform communities. AIARD is inviting individuals and organizations to help nurture the new generation of change makers. You can support AIARD's scholarship fund HERE. You are also welcome to donate your time to AIARD's cause and support our efforts in reaching #ZeroHunger: ask us how!
AIARD’s 2020 annual meeting theme is Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge. We invite you to submit an abstract for a talk or a poster HERE. Help us shape the conference agenda and showcase your work on food security!
On October 15th, AIARD and APLU (International Agriculture Section of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) held a side event "Agriculture as peace-building in post-conflict settings" at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa. We were joined by over fifty participants to discuss the role of agricultural development for post-conflict reconstruction.
Please find more about the event here:
"Poetry Speaks to Hunger" is the title of our new blog post by Dr. Hiram Larew. Poetry can be powerful and Dr. Larew mentions that "research studies and policy briefs about food insecurity are incredibly important in our fight against hunger, but they just can’t grab the heart or imagination in the same way that a poet’s carefully written lines can." Read more HERE.
Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge
As the world population increases, so do the opportunities and challenges for ensuring that consumers have access to safe, nutritious foods that are sustainably produced, processed, and delivered to the marketplace. Food that is unsafe threatens the health of populations, harms agricultural value chains, and undermines global social and economic development.
AIARD’s 2020 annual meeting will explore the many dimensions of global food safety – from production to consumption – and how improvements in food safety practices and technologies can help in building nutritious food systems for all. In addition, we will look at the key roles of various stakeholder groups such as government, business, research institutions, universities, and consumer groups, and ways they can effectively collaborate to accelerate the adoption of food safety practices that lead to reductions in foodborne illness, malnutrition, and hunger.
http://www.aiard.org/2020-annual-meeting.html - stay tuned for more information comming soon!
One of the conference participants, student Cameron Doran, shares her thoughts and reflects on her participation in the 55th Annual Conference that AIARD held in June 2019. Read more HERE.
Come join AIARD and APLU’s International Agriculture Section for a breakfast side event at the World Food Prize!
More information can be found here: http://www.aiard.org/aiard-wfp2019.html
AIARD is pleased to announce the 56th Annual Conference dedicated to the following theme: Making Food Safe: Meeting the Global Challenge.
More information can be found here: http://www.aiard.org/2020-annual-meeting.html
We would like to share with you a new interesting piece by Dr. Stephanie Mercier on the history of the early years of the Food Stamp Program. Read more HERE.