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Study on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (European arm of IAP global project)


EASAC is one of four networks that form part of IAP, the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the global network of all National Academies of Science and Medicine with over 130 members worldwide. IAP launched a global project in 2015, aiming to provide science-based advice to policy-makers and the public at a global level. The project wants to show how science can be engaged to promote and support food and nutrition security. This goal encompasses both

1) the better use of the scientific evidence already available to inform policy options and stimulate innovation, and

2) the identification of knowledge gaps in order to advise on research priorities to fill those gaps and improve the evidence base for public policy and resource for innovation.

The first meeting of the EASAC working group on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture was held on 11-12 April 2016 in Brussels and participating experts contributed to a wide range of themes, including: developing integrated frameworks for public policy, animal and plant science, food science and technology, nutrition and food choices, soil science and other environmental considerations, generating and using big/open data and agricultural economics. EASAC welcomes contributions of written evidence on any of these topics. Please provide written evidence to:

EASAC Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture project – Working Group

  • Joachim von Braun and Volker ter Meulen (co-Chairs, Germany)
  • Dag Lorents Aksnes (Norway)
  • Tim Benton (UK)
  • Jean-Christophe Bureau (France)
  • Alberto Garrido (Spain)
  • Charles Godfray (UK)
  • Anne-Marie Hermansson (Sweden)
  • Sander Janssen (The Netherlands)
  • Christian Jung (Germany)
  • Pavel Krasilnikov (Russia)
  • Michal Marek (Czech Republic)
  • Aifric O'Sullivan (Ireland)
  • Jozsef Popp (Hungary)
  • Angelika Schnieke (Germany)
  • Barbara Wroblewska (Poland)
  • Claudia Canales (Norway) and Robin Fears (UK) (scientific secretariat)
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