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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Africa Study Group Webinar – The Battle for the Future of Food in the Deepening Climate and Coronavirus Global Emergencies
April 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDTFree
In cosponsorship with the Group of 78, the CIC National Capital Branch’s Africa Study Group will host this webinar on April 28 from 1PM to 2PM, featuring Timothy A Wise of the Small Planet Institute and Tufts University .
Outline: A series of recent United Nations reports on the growing climate emergency highlights the urgent need to change the way we grow, market, and consume our food if we want to meet the UN goals to end hunger by 2030. The current pandemic reveals additional vulnerabilities in our global food systems. Based on his extensive research in India, Mexico, the United States, and several countries in Southern Africa, Timothy A. Wise presents key findings from his recent book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (New Press, 2019). He echoes UN calls to reduce dependence on fossil-fuel-based inputs and promote a transition to short supply chains, local and regional food webs, and low-input ecological agriculture.
Speaker Bio: Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute, where he directs the Land and Food Rights Program. He is also a senior research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (The New Press) and Confronting Globalization:Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
While the event is free, we ask that you register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-battle-for-the-future-of-food-in-the-deepening-climate-and-coronavirus-global-emergencies-ft-tickets-102184069302
A link with joining instructions for the webinar will be sent to everyone prior to the event.