PERTH, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) are co-hosting the 32nd session of the International Grains Council (IGC) in Perth, Western Australia on Dec. 7.

In conjunction with the council session, DAFF, DAFWA and the IGC will hold an International Grains Forum on Dec. 8. The forum will address the theme “Grains supplies and global food security” and will be followed by a field tour of Western Australian grains industry facilities and operations on Dec. 9.

With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, global food security is becoming a critical issue — especially with agricultural systems facing the impacts of a changing climate. Grain commodities will play an important role in tackling the issues associated with global food security and the International Grains Forum will examine how factors at play within the world’s grain industries will affect global food supplies.

The forum will bring together a distinguished group of international and national speakers well placed to provide a range of perspectives on the issues facing global grain production into the future.

The International Grains Forum represents a valuable opportunity for delegates to network with a diverse range of grains industry representatives from grain traders and buyers through to government and non-government organizations dealing with grains industry issues.

To register for the forum and view travel and accommodation details, follow the International Grains Forum link.