2016 International Colloquium explores global food security & sustainability

Colorado State University’s sixth campus-wide International Colloquium will take place on Nov. 29-30 at the Lory Student Center. This year’s topic is Global Food Security & Sustainability: From Individual Responsibility to Global Health.

food_bean_illustration-kwThe two-day event will feature eight panel sessions designed to give students, faculty, staff and the public a better understanding of issues surrounding global food security and sustainability. The International Colloquium is organized by the Office of International Programs, with support from the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the College of Agricultural Sciences.

CSU has invited experts from the public and private sectors to join faculty in an exchange of ideas on a range of topics including technology and innovation in agriculture, the relationship between food production and climate change, sustainable development, food systems, reducing food loss and waste, the link between animal welfare and food safety, and the role of nutrition in agricultural policy.

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at the Lory Student Center. View the full schedule here.


Tuesday, Nov. 29

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Innovative Business Models for Local Food Security | Cherokee Park Ballroom
Ethical Issues and a Major Debate for Food Animal Agriculture | Grey Rock Room
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Sustainable Food Production: How Innovation Points to Creative Possibilities | Cherokee Park Ballroom
The Critical Importance of Linking Pathways from Agricultural Production to Food Security | Grey Rock Room
How Technology Can Contribute Significantly to Improving Agricultural Water Management | LSC Room 382

Wednesday, Nov. 30

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security: Understanding Vulnerability and Potential Impacts | Cherokee Park Ballroom
Food Systems: Getting to the Root of Food Insecurity | Grey Rock Room
3 – 4:30 p.m.
New Strategies for Remediating Malnutrition | Grey Rock Room