International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

The world needs new and smarter food solutions

You are invited to be part of the solution


Join us in the picturesque city of Aarhus on June 19-23 2016 and become part of the Food Security 2050 initiative.

During four dynamic days, leaders from business and science will meet at the heart of the European Food Sphere to find new ways to ensure sufficient, safe and nutritious food for the growing world population.

The global summit is the 26th Annual IFAMA World Conference and the 12th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WiCaNeM).

Your joint hosts are the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), IFAMA Europe, WICaNeM and Danish Food Cluster.

New answers to a global challenge

Food Security 2050 is a new initiative that aims to engage partners in developing bold, creative and sustainable solutions to the global food challenge.

How can we feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit the earth in 2050? This is the most pressing challenge facing humanity today, and it requires a carefully orchestrated approach to three major issues:  People, Climate & Big Data.

In the coming decades, these issues will impact public policies, management, human resource development, technology, international trade, environmental sustainability, resource availability and even domestic and international conflicts. They are intimately interconnected and critical to the ability of the food and agribusiness industry to solve food security challenges. IFAMA, WICaNeM and Danish Food Cluster have joined forces to seek the answers.

The three major issues at IFAMA 2016



In the future, we will become increasingly dependent on people with the right work ethic, training, competencies and skills to develop sustainable solutions.

Examples of roundtable topics

  • How do we identify and overcome the barriers that influence the attractiveness of the food and agribusiness industry to young people in various regions, from elementary school through university?
  • Which educational changes are necessary to enhance the flow of high quality talent into the industry?


Climate change has direct implications for food production, commodity supply and prices, and food security, especially among vulnerable populations in developed and developing countries.

Examples of roundtable topics

  • How do we define and map the implications of climate change on the food and agribusiness industry?
  • What gaps exist in the climate change knowledge of industry stakeholders, and how do we develop research questions, training and processes to bridge them?


Big data is key to addressing food security challenges and productivity improvements in a future era of resource constraints and climate change.

Examples of roundtable topics

  • Which research questions would best envision the role of big data in the food and agribusiness industry and define the strategies to exploit it?
  • How do we build alliances to foster opportunities for data sharing that enhance efficiency while leaving room for competition?
    • How should we frame the issues surrounding big data so that privacy risks do not dog other industries?

Insurance and liability: The organisers and venue take no responsibility for injury or damage involving persons or property during the conference. Participants are advised to take their own health and travel insurance.