Save the (new) date: Friday, Feb. 19, ’16

wheat harvest in Loire Valley

If current projections hold true, the agriculture sector will need to produce about 70 percent more food by 2050, research shows. How can entrepreneurship in all its forms move the needle?

Please save the new date for our second Princeton Studies Food conference, which now will focus on entrepreneurship and how it can help address major food challenges domestically and internationally.

The challenges range from malnutrition — obesity and diabetes in wealthier countries and hunger and micronutrient deficiency in poorer countries – to meeting an expected demand for roughly 70 percent more food by 2050 while reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint, including its contributions to greenhouse gas emissions, loss of habitat and air and water pollution.

The symposium will explore the efforts of private and non-profit entrepreneurs from Princeton and elsewhere; what entrepreneurship can and cannot help to address; and how the research community, the public sector and the finance sector can improve outcomes.

This all-day event is open to Princeton students, faculty and administration, as well as to interested community members. The event is in partnership with Career Services, which will facilitate a Meetup during the event to connect students with alumni for conversations and networking. The following day, February 20, 2016, is Princeton University Alumni Day. For more information or to reserve your spot, write Karla Cook, coordinator: