Third Annual Food Security Symposium: Commercial Agriculture in Tropical Environments

On April 3-4, 2017, International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) hosted its Third Annual Food Security Symposium.

The tropics contain some of the most important biomes for managing a variety of environmental challenges from biodiversity to climate change.  But at the same time, agricultural expansion in South America shows that the tropics can be highly productive in terms of grain production.  Additionally, agricultural intensification holds promise to reduce poverty and malnutrition among the many rural poor residing in tropical zones.  This symposium addresses the complex tradeoffs between environmental stewardship and agricultural intensification in the tropics.

Click here to view the archived presentations from the symposium.