Food Security and Sustainable Supply Chains

Posted On November 22, 2017

September 8, 2016 – September 9, 2017


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General Information

Almost a billion people suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition, and global food production will need to be doubled by 2050 to meet global demand. Achieving this goal requires the creation of new frameworks for inclusion of small farm-holders in local-to-global supply chains, and the development of risk sharing arrangements reducing the vulnerability to climate risk and enabling access to resilient production technologies. This workshop brings together researchers offering innovative ideas on how to create risk-based sustainable, resilient, and inclusive supply chain models delivering global food security. We expect researchers from a variety of disciplines will find this workshop of interest, including economics, finance, operations management, financial engineering, insurance and actuarial science.

The workshop will consist of approximately ten plenary sessions of an hour, including discussion and Q&A. There will be two keynote addresses: one academic-minded, and one industry-minded. The workshop is organized jointly with the Grantham Institute / Climate-KIC at Imperial College London, as well as the WINnERS project.


Enrico Biffis (Risk Management and Insurance, GSU & Actuarial Finance, Imperial College London) and Yusen Xia (Managerial Sciences, GSU) are the organizers of the workshop. Funding is being provided by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University. See for more information on CEAR, for information on the Grantham Institute, for information on Climate-KIC, and for information on the WINnERS project.

Should you have questions, please contact Enrico Biffis at, Yusen Xia at, or Mark Schneider at with questions about participation and logistics.

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