Ireland’s Response to Global Grand Challenges in Agriculture and Food

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Ireland’s Response to Global Grand Challenges in Agriculture and Food

Ireland’s Response to Global Grand Challenges in Agriculture and Food
June 16
11:48 2014

Simon Coveney (pictured), TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, will present the final lecture in the “Grand Challenges for Global Agriculture and Food” Teagasc & RDS lecture series on Tuesday 1st July 2014.

• Title: Ireland’s Response to Global Grand Challenges in Agriculture and Food

• Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

• Venue: The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Lecture 6: “Ireland’s Response to Global Grand Challenges in Agriculture and Food”

The recent rises in food prices have  brought increasing focus to  the importance of global food security and the need to ensure a sustainable food supply for all. Bad weather conditions, including drought, the effects of rising energy costs, and fundamental long-term changes in the  demand for food, particularly in developing countries, have placed  increasing pressure on global food supplies. These events have shown that food security cannot be taken for granted. Through our capacity in research and knowledge transfer, our involvement in key international organisations,  and our overseas aid programme, Ireland can play an important role in responding to the growing challenge of sustainably feeding an increasing global population.

Simon Coveney holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Land Management from The Royal Agriculture College, Gloucestershire. He was first elected to the Dáil in 1998 and was appointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on March 9th 2011. Mr Coveney was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 and was a member of the EPP-ED group. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. He was also a substitute member on the Fisheries Committee. Mr Coveney was the author of the European Parliament’s Annual Report on Human Rights in the World for the year 2004 and again for 2006.

Further information and queries  Conference Partners Ltd. 11-13 The Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland Tel: +353 1 296 8688 teagasclectures@conferencepartners.ie


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