GlobalFood Opening Symposium (19 May 2011)

Göttingen, 19 May 2011

The Opening GlobalFood Symposium was held on 19 May 2011 in Göttingen (Germany). It is the starting point for our research group. The aim of the Symposium was to provide room to discuss new research findings and policy challenges related to the global agri-food system transformation. The two-day event featured plenary sessions with invited speakers, contributed paper sessions, and posters. We were happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Maximo Torero (USA), Dr. Gernot Gad (Germany), Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas (Vienna), Prof. Dr. Thomas Reardon (USA), and Prof. Dr. Miet Maertens (Belgium), and many more.

The Symposium took place in the Historic Observatory of Göttingen (Geismar Landstr. 11, 37073 Göttingen).

For details, of the topics discussed during the conference, please see the Symposium Program of 2011. Moreover, to get an impression of the successful event and the interesting lectures, please read the Opening Symposium's press release.