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Book Talk: Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Mann Library, Room 102
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Join Prof. Prabhu Pingali for a discussion on Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050: Global Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities , based on the new book (for which he is co-editor).

About the speaker:

Prof. Pingali is a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, and the Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Institute (TCI).

About the book:

This book features a comprehensive foresight assessment, exploring the pressures — threats as well as opportunities — on the global agriculture & food systems between now and 2050. The overarching aim is to help readers understand the context, by analyzing global trends and anticipating change for better planning and constructing pathways from the present to the future by focusing on the right questions and problems.

The book contextualizes the role of international agricultural research in addressing the complex challenges posed by UN 2030 Agenda and beyond, and identifies the decisions that scientific leaders, donors and policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to nine billion or more combined with rising incomes and changing diets can be fed sustainably and equitably, in the face of the growing climate threats.

Readership: Researchers and policymakers interested in global food security, agriculture and food systems, agri-businesses and policies.

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