2010 Seminars

FALL 2010

September 1
Developing Effective Delivery Systems for Biofortified Crops: Lessons Learned in Achieving Economic, Nutrition and Health Goals in Sub-Saharab Africa
Jan Low, Senior Scientist, International Potato Center
Quicktime video here
pdf here

September 8
Food Apocalypse Fatigue
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy
pdf here 

September 15
Politics of Food: What Everyone Needs to Know
Robert Paarlberg, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College

September 22
The Global Supply and Demand for Land in 2050: The Making of a Perfect Storm
Tom Hertel, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

September 29
Africa's Green Revolution: Miracle or Mirage?
Gebisa Ejeta, Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University

October 6
Crouching Tiger, HIdden Dragon: Dimensions of the Sino-African Relationship
Faculty panel discussion

October 13
Food and Health Security: Medicinal Plants in Afghanistan and Tajikistan
Karim-Aly Kassam, Cornell Professor of Natural Resources
pdf here 

October 20
Helping the Poor Manage Natural Disaster Risks
Jerry Skees, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
pdf here 

October 27
Biochar Systems in Smallholder Agriculture
Johannes Lehmann, Cornell Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences
pdf here 

November 3
Biofuels, Food Systems, and International Development
Bob Howarth, Cornell Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
pdf here

November 10
Reflections on Successes and Failures of Participatory Action Research
Carol Colfer, Visiting Scholar, CIIFAD
pdf here