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Feb
21

Global Environment Speaker Series: Achieving Food Security in a Changing Climate

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center, International Center Commons
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The Global Environment Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Meredith Niles, assistant professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Vermont.

Agriculture and food systems will be potentially heavily affected by climate change.  These effects are slated to fall most heavily on smallholder farmers across the developing world, many of whom are already vulnerable to changing conditions and experience food insecurity.  This research focuses on how smallholder farmers across 15 sites in West Africa, East Africa, and Asia have experienced climate shocks and the extent to which this correlated with food insecurities.  With an eye towards solutions, the research also explores resources, programs and other interventions that are associated with increasing food insecurity, despite these climate changes and shocks.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Nancy Propst