Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Speaker: Tim Wise, Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
Abstract: In his new book, Eating Tomorrow, Wise shows that most of the world’s food comes not from large industrial farms but instead from millions of small-scale farmers. From remote villages in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Mexico, and India, Wise reports that small farmers are the key to our future food supply, utilizing farming practices that enrich the soil rather than deplete it to grow more and healthier food. Their practices reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate shocks. Despite their successes, they are starved for support. Eating Tomorrow reveals how national leaders and international institutions consistently favor large-scale, high-input, industrial agriculture, overlooking the sustainable solutions that small-scale farmers offer them.