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The First International Conference on Global Food Security – papers now online

A set of papers from the First International Conference on Global Food Security is now available online. The conference attracted 600 participants from 65 countries. All of the papers in the special issue are open access for the first year and available here.

The papers explore a range of issues and approaches including food wedges, inland fisheries, post-harvest losses, measurements of undernutrition and palm oil certification, to name but a few.

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SI: GFS Conference 2013, Global Food Security, Volume 3, Issues 3–4, Pages 119-238 (November 2014)

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