May 22th. A DIY course for modelling the future of global food demand

Benjamin Leon Bodirsky

When: May 22th, 13:00 h
Where: itdUPM (see map)

In the last 50 years, the diets around the world changed tremendously. Today, people eat more calories and also waste more food.

Animal products and empty calories from oils and sugars are on the rise, while the consumption of tubers and cereals declines. This has consequences on human health as well as the environment.

In his interactive lecture, Benjamin Bodirsky asks for the underlying processus that drive this change, and demonstrates how to create a quantitative model that can simulate future scenarios of dietary change.

Dr. Benjamin Leon Bodirsky is post-doctoral researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany.

He investigates the future of agriculture with particular focus to the changing dietary patterns, their consequences on agricultural production and environmental processes such as the nitrogen cycle or greenhouse gas emissions.

He is one of the main modellers of the global agro-system model MAgPIE. Next to PIK, he worked at the research centers CIAT in Colombia and CSIRO in Australia.

When: May 22th, 13:00 h
Where: itdUPM (see map)

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