Achieving Food and Nutritional Security in the Era of Climate Change

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series
Speaker: Hubert H. Humphrey Panel
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Agricultural sustainability and climate change are inextricably intertwined. Agriculture is highly vulnerable to adverse effects from climate change including higher incidence of extreme weather events, invasive weeds and pests, reduction in freshwater availability, and shifting agro-ecological boundaries. To meet growing food demand from population growth and shifting diets, significant investments will be required to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. In turn, agriculture as currently practiced, is a key contributing factor to the climate generating an estimated 19-29% of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Through a panel four Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Nigeria and Laos, this seminar explores the nexus between climate change and food security in the Global South. Panelists will share examples from their countries, debate policy priorities and reflect on the outcomes of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).


Carlos Morais (Brazil)Roza Aiylchieva (Kyrgyzstan)John Babadara (Nigeria)Chindavone Sanlath (Laos)About the seminar series

The Perspectives in Global Development seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. eastern time during the semester. The series will be presented in a hybrid format with some speakers on campus and others appearing via Zoom. All seminars are shown in Warren 151. Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend. The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Global Development, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the School of Integrative Plant Science as part of courses GDEV 4961, AEM 4961, NTRES 4961, GDEV 6960, AEM 6960, and NTRES 6960.

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