ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
Launched in October 2010, the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) has built a strong foundation based on its work on education and research, its growing visibility, and its contributions to the current efforts to alleviate global food insecurity. Located at Macdonald campus of McGill University, the IGFS is strategically positioned as a unique center of education and research where academicians from various disciplines contribute, through teaching courses and scientific programs, to the training of undergraduate and graduate students across several departments and faculties at McGill.
The outreach activities that the Institute carries out through conferences, lecture series, seminars and workshops foster a growing network of partnerships across sectors. Institute staff, students and post doctoral fellows focus their energies on finding solutions, and help to advance annual agricultural productivity growth, while at the same time conserving natural resources and minimizing environmental degradation. The time to reinvest in agriculture, food production and nutrition is now. Research and development, technology transfer, education, and dissemination of knowledge are so critical to alleviating the hunger and poverty being experienced by over 1 billion people in the world.