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Food Futures Young Scientists Networking Conference - Video

This video features some of the young researchers who took part in the networking conference on interdisciplinary research into future food systems in April 2013. Behind the initiative was Future Earth a new global 10-year interdisciplinary research programme and the three partners ICSU, ISSC and the DFG.  

This video features some of the young researchers who took part in the networking conference on interdisciplinary research into future food systems in April 2013. Behind the initiative was Future Earth a new global 10-year interdisciplinary research programme and the three partners ICSU, ISSC and the DFG.  

The video was released on World Food Day 16 October and introduces key research questions on food systems of the future and highlights the vision of young researchers of what the Future Earth research agenda on food should look like. 

Future Earth brings together a number of existing programmes on global environmental change and aims to be an international hub to coordinate new, interdisciplinary approaches to research on three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Development and Transformation towards Sustainability.

You can watch the video and read more on their website here.

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