The Norman R. Scott Distinguished Seminar Series in Global Food Security

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    Multi-scale Plant Phenotyping Technology for Smart Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges
    (Internet-First University Press, 2018-11)
    The Norman R. Scott Distinguished Seminar in Global Food Security presents a lecture by Professor Haiyan Cen of Zhejiang University. A brief introduction about the research areas in the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science at Zhejiang University will be presented. Advanced plant phenotyping technology for precision agriculture and breeding program on different scales will be discussed. In particular, optical imaging techniques combined with laboratory-used, ground-based and UAV-based platforms are promising for high-throughput indoor and infield plant phenotyping, and they have been widely used for plant growth monitoring, nitrogen evaluation, and stress detection. The presentation will also discuss the major challenges and future directions on plant phenotyping, and explore the potential research collaboration of ZJU-Cornell University in this interdisciplinary area.
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    The Future of Farming and Food: Internet of Things, Block chain and other disrupting technologies
    Poppe, Krijn (The Internet-First University Press, 2017-10-25)
    Farming and the food chain are experiencing a period of change with new information and communication technologies. Internet of Things, location based monitoring (by machinery, satellites or drones), mobile and cloud computing lead to a deluge of data. This makes big data analysis possible and leads to precision agriculture (or smart farming). Social media and block chain technology increase the role of data in the food chain up to the consumer, where data science supports developments into personalised nutrition. These technologies have a high potential for unprecedented innovations, comparable to the introduction of tractors and pesticides in the 1950s. With new players like venture capitalists and large IT companies, and new concepts like vertical farming and meat-from-the-lab, the future will for sure be different. In his lecture for BEE, Krijn Poppe discusses these technologies and trends and illustrates how Wageningen University & Research supports the innovation processes with old and new players in Dutch and European projects.
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    Pinstrup-Andersen (Scott Series Lecture #1)
    Pinstrup-Andersen, Per (The Internet-First University Press, 2016-09-13)
    Population growth, diet transition and societies’ desire to assure sustainable management of natural resources as well as attempts to mitigate or adapt to the consequences of climate change, will continue to put considerable pressure on the world’s food systems. These systems are also called on to eliminate existing deficiencies of dietary energy and nutrients in the diets of many millions of people and reverse the rapidly increasing trend in the prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases. Several activities and decisions made outside the food systems, such as macroeconomic and trade policies and armed conflict may have very important impact on the future food situation.