Kick off meeting for first project under the new InterAcademy Partnership takes off in Halle (Saale), Germany

Mon, June 01, 2015

More than 25 participants from 20 countries are meeting on 1-2 June 2015 at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina to debate a new project on food nutrition security and agriculture. The two-day meeting will include group discussions among the leadership of IAP’s four affiliated regional networks (AASSA, EASAC, IANAS and NASAC) and a number of selected experts from the fields of agricultural sciences, genetics, land change science, ecosystem services, alternative farming, crop production, nutrition, water policy and so on - to define opportunities and challenges for regional and global activities in the form of policy statements and reports and define a road-map also on how best to engage and inform policy makers in a sustained manner. The meeting will also be attended by a senior official of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, prime funder of the project.

For more information on the project, see: http://www.interacademies.org/