12 Oct 2009

High-Level Expert Forum (HLEF): How to feed the world in 2050

The High-Level Expert Forum took place in Rome from 12–13 October 2009. The objective of this HLEF was to provide the substantive input to the World Food Summit, held on 16–18 November 2009, as requested by the G8 in its ‘Aquila Food Security Initiative’ (AFSI).

Around 300 experts with various specialisations,from governments, research entities, non-governmental organisations, farmers’ associations,civil society and the private sector participated, including representatives from Nestlé, Syngenta, Hunger Alliance, NCCR North-South and academics from EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich. Work was organised in panels of five to seven people and dealt with food perspectives, required resources, technologies and investment, and supportpolicy issues (including trade, aid and investment).