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Using Social Media for Food Security: Talk to Us

rice planting Faripur Bangladesh DF 2015 cropBy Alison Rose

Social media is transforming the way researchers communicate their ideas, providing an avenue to reach new and broader audiences and another medium for conversation among academics.

Given the diverse and geographically dispersed audience for research on food security, the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security will feature a social media-savvy Junior Researcher Task Force. These early-career researchers will be responsible for capturing and distributing, via Twitter and blog posts, the key insights and conversation topics that evolve under each of the 11 thematic areas of the conference in Ithaca, N.Y., from Oct. 11-14, 2015.

Selected junior task force members will receive free registration (courtesy of the support of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change & Agriculture) to the conference. However, all other costs must be covered by the individual.

More details about the program and application process (with a deadline of July 15, 2015) can be found here. We will prioritize applicants with an already robust social media presence, but also welcome submissions from those with a sincere interest in cultivating one.

Please apply so you can join us at this exciting conference in October.

Alison Rose is the research manager at the Agriculture and Food Security Center.


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