RTG 1666: Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems

GlobalFood Opening Symposium (19 May 2011)

The Opening Symposium of the RTG 1666 GlobalFood will take place on May 19, 2011, in the Historic Observatory, Geismar Landstraße. 11, Göttingen.

Program overview:


  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lücke, Vice-President of the University of Göttingen
    "Welcome address and opening"
  • Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim, Speaker of the RTG, University of Göttingen
    "GlobalFood: Short overview of RTG concept"
  • Prof. Dr. Maximo Torero, IFPRI, Washington DC, USA
    "Transformation of global agri-food systems: Overview of research at IFPRI"
  • Dr. Gernot Gad, DFG (German Research Foundation), Bonn
    "When books and minds collide: A welcome to the RTG"
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
    "From hunger to obesity: Challenges for a global (sustainable) food system"
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Reardon, Michigan State University, USA
    "The supermarket revolution in developing countries"
  • Prof. Dr. Miet Maertens, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
    "Modern supply chains and gender implications in developing countries"


Full program of the Opening Symposium (PDF)
Conference Center next to the Historical Observatory: How to get there

"GlobalFood" opening symposium (press release)
Supermarktrevolution, Unterernährung und Fettleibigkeit: Internationales GlobalFood-Symposium an der Universität Göttingen (in German only)