International Policy Network og
Inviterer til konference om
Landbrug, teknologi og bæredygtig udvikling
Per Pinstrup Anderson, vinder af the 2001 World Food Prize
Dato: tirsdag den 15 Juni 2004
Sted: Den Kgl. Veterinær- og Lanbohøjskole
Tid: 15.00 til 18.30
Europa har været vidne til en energisk debat om brugen af moderne landbrugs teknologier. Denne konference samler talere med forskellige baggrunde og indgangsvinkler, til at diskutere teknologiens rolle i både rige og fattige lande.
Hovedspørgsmål for diskussionen inkluderer:
Hvad er verdens mest presserende udviklingsproblemer?
Hvilken rolle spiller moderne landbrugsteknologier i fremmelsen af bæredygtig udvikling og lindringen af sult og fejlernæring?
Hvad er de fundamentale forskelle mellem landbrug I rige og I fattige lande?
Er ‘traditionelle’ landbrugsmetoder bæredygtige?
Program for konferencen:
15.00 Paneldiskussion, med Ågerup, Mitra med Morris, i auditorium 3-14
16.15 Hovedtaler: Professor Per Pinstrup Anderson, i auditorium 3-14
17.30 Reception i Marmorhallen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg
International Policy Network is a UK-based non-profit which coordinates policy work on trade, sustainable development, health, economics and technology issues with a variety of NGOs around the world.
Martin Ågerup is President of the Danish Academy for Futures Studies; a founding partner at GCI Future; Chairman of the board of Addition, a small IT-company based in Copenhagen; a Fellow of the International Policy Network; a member of the Think Tank established by the Danish Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation; and is affiliated with Markedscentret. A renowned speaker and columnist, he has published numerous articles and several books about the future of business, work, the environment and society.
Ågerup has a BSc in Economics and Economic History from the University of Bristol and an MA in European Economics from the University of Exeter. He previously worked as project manager at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies and later as a management-consultant at Connector A/S.
Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University; Professor of Development Economics at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Copenhagen; and Distinguished Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. In addition, he is Chairman of the CGIAR Science Council and the AAAS Section on Agriculture, as well as a member of several committees and editorial boards.
Professor Pinstrup-Andersen has a B.S. from KVL and an M.S. and Ph.D from Oklahoma State University. He also has honorary doctoral degrees from four universities and he is a fellow of the AAEA and AAAS. His awards include the World Food Prize 2001, the Charles A. Black Award, the AAEA Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, the Rosenkjaer Prize for Policy Communication, and Ph.D Thesis and Outstanding Journal awards from AAEA. He served 10 years as IFPRI’s Director General, 7 years as Division Director and 7 years as an economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia. His publications include “Seeds of Contention” published in five languages, and more than 450 other books, refereed journal articles, papers and book chapters.
Barun S. Mitra is a founder and Executive Director of Liberty Institute, a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in New Delhi, India. A frequent writer and commentator on issues relating to development, trade, environment and technology, Mitra has edited and contributed to several books. Mitra’s edited collection, Population: The Ultimate Resource, won the Antony Fisher award in 2001. Under Mitra’s direction, the Liberty Institute has battled tirelessly for the rights of Indian farmers to be free to use the technologies they choose
Julian Morris is Executive Director of International Policy Network and a Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham. He is also a member of the academic advisory boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Reform Britain and sits on the editorial board of Energy and Environment. An expert on the interface between environment, technology and trade law and policy, Morris is the author or editor of several books, including Sustainable Development: Promoting Progress or Perpetuating Poverty (Profile Books, 2002) and over 30 papers and monographs.
Morris has an MA in economics from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc in Environment and Resource Economics from University College London, an MPhil in Land Economics from Cambridge University and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster. Prior to establishing IPN, Morris worked at the Institute of Economic Affairs and has carried out consultancy work for numerous organisations, including the Worldwide Fund for Nature and the European Environment Agency.