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Feed The World? Food Security And Intellectual Property
Wednesday November 28th, 2018 @ 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
It is estimated that in 2020 we will be 7.7 billion people populating the world and by the end of the 21st century, 11.2 billion. At the rate of growth of humanity, another factor of impact is added: the average increase in life expectancy. Thus, we will be many more, living longer. A growing population, with greater longevity, entails a greater demand for spaces to inhabit and a greater demand for food, in a finite terrestrial space. How to ensure the production of food in less space and for more population? Can we develop a model of sustainable food production in the long term and even independent of climatic variations? Definitely the answers go through technology and innovation applied to agriculture and agro-industry; these are strategic elements for the subsistence of humanity. Plant varieties, biotechnology, equipment and machinery; fertilizers, herbicides, are some of the topics that, added, can give an answer. Our panelists will address innovation in these sectors, what to expect towards the future and the requirements of a suitable intellectual property for its stimulus and protection.
|Patrícia Pacchioni de Castro Oliveira||John Deere (Brazil)|
|Andrea García||Bayer Crop Science (Brazil)|
|Gabriel Leonardos||Kasznar Leonardos Propriedade Intelectual (Brazil)|