Can the World in 2050 Feed 10 Billion People?


11th June

7:15 pm

In association with HSS

Professor Sir Charles Godfray is Director of the Oxford Martin School a unique research organisation that focuses¬† on pioneering research programmes that cut across disciplines to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.¬† Charles is a population biologist with broad interests in the environmental sciences and has published in fundamental and applied areas of ecology, evolution and epidemiology.

He is interested in how the global food system will need to change and adapt to the challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, and in particular in the concept of sustainable intensification, and the relationship between food production, ecosystem services and biodiversity. Is it possible to feed 10 billion people in 2050, healthily, sustainably and equitably?

In 2017 Charles was knighted for services to scientific research and for scientific advice to government. He is coming to Halifax to meet and discuss with us the future challenges that we all face.