12octAll Day14LCA FoodsThe Role of Emerging Economies in Global Food Security.


october 12 (Wednesday) - 14 (Friday)(GMT+02:00) View in my time

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LCA is currently one of the most commonly used and scientifically robust environmental management methodologies to determine the environmental profile of products and services. Although its applicability is vast, with notable research in most productive sectors, the agri-food sector has benefited undoubtedly thanks to LCA-related research. 

This has justified the celebration of this biennial conference linked exclusively to the advances in the field of food LCA. In this context, food security arises as one of the major global challenges for the 21st century. Objectives such as zero hunger and the reduction of poverty and extreme poverty will only be attained if humanity is capable of improving the sustainability of diets, combining environmental issues with social and health needs. 

For this to be possible, dietary patterns should continue their transition to low carbon choices in the developed world, but changes are also needed in developing and emerging nations. This implies that improvements in terms of environmental impact mitigation must be attained in a number of sectors, including livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture, but also in the increasingly complex processing and freighting supply chains that have developed through globalization.

Aims of the Conference:

Continue with the work done in previous LCA of Foods conference by creating a space for the LCA community to share and discuss about their advancements. Foster networking between research groups and industries on a global scale. Provide a space for LCA practitioners and developers to exchange ideas on methodological developments. Introduce policy-makers and industries in the Latin America – Caribbean region to the world of LCA, allowing them to meet the LCA community.


The theme of this conference is The Role of Emerging Economies in Global Food Security. 
Agricultural production in emerging economies is becoming a fast growing sector that is providing food supply at a domestic and international level.

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