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  Conference: November 19 - November 20, 2015
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International Conference on Right to Food, Food Security and Food Sovereignty

ICOFS 2015

Theme -- Food Security, Food Sovereignty and Right to Food and

November 19 - November 20, 2015

Organized by:

Mendel University in Brno

Caritas Czech Republic


Recent figures show that the majority of poor and food -- insecure people still live in rural areas -- with 70 % of them, directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. Investing in the inclusive development of agricultural sector is one of the key areas of poverty reduction and food security. Agriculture trade and investment in developing countries substantively impacts living and working conditions of agriculture producers and landless workers on different levels either through the development of national and international product prices, working opportunities or through competition for similar production factors. Gaining a deeper understanding of the linkages between European agriculture trade and investment policy is crucial as well as raising public awareness and promoting the human rights on food perspective in university education.

The purpose of this conference is to stimulate research and to foster interaction of researchers in Food Security, Food Sovereignty and Right to Food in global perspective.

The conference will be held in English.