Innovate 2014: Global Food Security
October 5, 2014
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration Open
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Opening Reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome to Innovate 2014
2014 ASAS Innovation Award Presentation
Keynote Address: The global food security challenge: constraints, consequences and opportunities ahead.
October 6, 2014
8:00 am Setting the stage: Do we need animal protein on the food plate?
Session 1 (AM): Developed and developing: the challenges
8:30 am Availability of feed/forage resources for livestock: Reducing the Yield gap in Animal Production Worldwide
9:15 am Availability of water for livestock
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Funding the role of livestock in undeveloped countries
11:00 am Finding the Balance- management of economy, environment, nutrition, etc.
11:45 Panel Discussion
Session 2 (PM): Achieving global food security and environmental sustainability
1:30 pm Environmental impacts of animal production –
2:15 pm Sustainable intensification (mixed crop and livestock systems)
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Reduction of post harvest losses, Meats and Diary Perspectives
4:00 pm Technology’s role in basic science to achieve food security: How can basic science be used meet objectives to enhance food security?
4:45 pm What does industry need from science to meet the challenge?
8:00 pm Poster Competition Theme: Adapting Livestock to a Changing Climate
8:30 pm Panel Discussion following Dinner: Methods of funding research/programs to help solve the issue.
October 7, 2014
8:00 am Global Sustainability
Session 3 (AM): Solution Driven
8:00 am Industry perspective
8:45 am Technology development: Cutting Edge research: future forecasts and possibilities
9:30 am Technology development: Out of the Box Solutions
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Balancing cultural and consumer acceptance with technology advancement—the necessity of boundary assessment and marginalization to meet ultimate goal of enhancing food security.
11:15 am Policy issues
12:00 pm Meeting Wrap Up and take home messages