Thursday, October 25th

Sustainable Futures: "Who Will Feed Us in a Planet in Crisis?"

Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Description:

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Miguel Altieri will present “Who Will Feed Us in a Planet in Crisis?”

Dr. Miguel Altieri is a professor of agroecology in the Department of Environmental Science, Management and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Altieri has served as a scientific advisor to the Latin American Consortium on Agroecology and Development Chile, an NGO network promoting agroecology as a strategy for small farm sustainable development in the region, and as the general coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme’s Sustainable Agriculture Networking and Extension Programme, which aimed at capacity building on agroecology among NGOs and the scaling-up of successful local sustainable agricultural initiatives in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. In addition, he was the chairman of the NGO committee of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research, which ensured that the research agenda of the 15 International Agricultural Research Centers benefited the poor farmers of the world. Currently, he is advisor to the FAO-GIAHS program (Globally Indigenous Agricultural Heritage Systems), a program devoted to identifying and dynamically conserving traditional farming systems in the developing world. He is the author of more than 200 publications, and numerous books including “Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity,” “Pest Management in Agroecosystems,” and “Agroecology and the Search for a Truly Sustainable Agriculture.”

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented by the Environment & Community Graduate Program and the Schatz Energy Research Center.

Price: Free

Location:

Behavioral and Social Sciences Building

Room: 166

Contact:

Peggy Stewart
707-826-3653
pjs26@humboldt.edu

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