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“The Emerging Fertilizer Value Chain in Africa”

Event Type
International Food Security at Illinois
College of ACES LIbrary, Heritage Room
Apr 3, 2017   4:00 pm  
Dr. Pedro Sanchez
Leslie Myrick
Originating Calendar
ACES Office of International Programs Lectures

The campus community is invited to attend

a lecture sponsored by International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI):

“The Emerging Fertilizer Value Chain in Africa” 

by Dr. Pedro Sanchez,

Research Professor of Tropical Soils, University of Florida


Monday, April 3, 2017

4 - 5 p.m. with a reception following.

Heritage Room in the College of ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center

1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana

About Pedro Sanchez:

Sanchez is a 2002 World Food Prize recipient, 2004 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as Columbia University’s director of Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program and of the Millennium Villages Project, and was a senior research scholar at the Earth Institute. He was co-chair of the Hunger Task Force of the Millennium Project, an advisory body to the United Nations. Dr. Sanchez served as Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya from 1991-2001. He is also professor emeritus of Soil Science and Forestry at North Carolina State University, and currently is on the faculty at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Sanchez is author of Properties and Management of Soils of the Tropics (rated among the top 10 best-selling books in soil science worldwide), and author of more than 200 scientific publications.


This lecture kicks off the Third Annual International Food Security Symposium: Commercial Agriculture in Tropical Environments. For more information or to register for the symposium visit:

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