Topic: The Global Food Crisis: Problems and Possibilities
Date: Friday, November 16th, 2012
Location: Walter Library Rm 101,
University of Minnesota East Bank
We will provide free food from AfroDeli for dinner!
so we can plan accordingly!)
Our topic for the conference is The Global Food Crisis: Problems and Possibilities. Our six student speakers and their presentation titles are below.
For more information regarding the
schedule please check out the IPID website early next week (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ipid/
Each speaker will give a 15-20 minute presentation based on theirs research, followed by a brief Q&A. After all speakers have made their presentations, there will be a moderated panel session with all presenters and open discussion to tie together the ideas presented. The panel session will explore links between speakers' presentations and the value of taking an interdisciplinary approach to this theme.
General Equilibrium Growth Model of Zambian Food Marketing Channels"
Andrew Larson, Applied Economics
"Re-Deﬁning Yields: The Impact of Diet Preference on
Agricultural Productivity "
Emily Cassidy, Natural Resources Science
Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Large Scale Agricultural Lands on the
Right to Food: The Case of Ethiopia."
Girmachew Aneme (Humphrey Fellow), Law School
"Development of Perennial Sunflower to Provide Food and
Michael Kantar, Agronomy and Plant Genetics
TBD (Discussing agricultural production and the effects of market access on
smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa)
Ali Bittinger, Applied Economics
TBD (Discussing the role of breadfruit in global food security)
Daniel Backman and JB Scherpelz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tatyana Venegas Swanson