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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Nearly a billion people around the world still suffer from hunger and poor nutrition while a billion are overweight or obese. This imbalance highlights the need not only to focus on food production but also to implement successful food policies.
Join Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen for a "Chats in the Stacks" talk about his new book “Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems” (Cornell University Press). Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Public Policy; the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University; and an adjunct professor at Copenhagen University. He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the recipient of several awards for his research and communication of research results. His book is a comprehensive road map for understanding how governments and markets shape food policies and production, and addresses the complex challenges that lie ahead in view of poverty, globalization, climate change, food price volatility, natural resource degradation, demographic and dietary transitions, and increasing interests in local and organic food production. Coauthor is economist Derrill Watson II of the American University of Nigeria.
A reception and book signing will follow. The "Chats in the Stacks" book talk is funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund at Mann Library.