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Brown Bag: “Achieving a Food Secure Africa: Perspectives from an African Agricultural Research Scientist and a Food Security Advocate”

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Center for African Studies
Location
101 ISB; 910 S. Fifth St.; Champaign
Date
Nov 14, 2018   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Esther Ngumbi, Distinguished Post-Doctoral Researcher Department of Entomology, UIUC
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Terri Gitler
E-Mail
tgitler@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-5016
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African studies - Outreach Calendar

Achieving food security continues to be a daunting challenge for the African continent. But, while the challenge is enormous, so are the opportunities. With the right investments, strategies, policies, and the launch of programs and initiatives that take into consideration Africa’s smallholder farmer’s knowledge and wisdom while incorporating recent science-based and other technological innovations from Africa and around the world, Africa can indeed feed its growing population and achieve food security. This talk will cover the innovations and initiatives that stand to be most beneficial to the African continent as it strives to meet the challenge of feeding its growing population. 

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