USAID Seminar to Discuss Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Practices

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development will continue its series of weekly seminars at the National Press Club. Tomorrow, USAID will hold its second seminar, entitled "A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security by Enhancing Ecosystem Services."

For decades, agricultural scientists and fisheries experts have been working with communities to minimize environmental impacts and develop practices that increase productivity and sustainability over the long term. This seminar addresses the challenges of feeding a growing global population while maintaining the natural resource base upon which food production ultimately depends upon. The forum will feature agriculture and environment programming experts and will include their ideas for scaling up innovative approaches to meet the food security challenge.

Tomorrow's speakers will include:

  • Moderator: Chris Kosnik, Leader, Land Resources Management Team, USAID
  • Sara Scherr, President, Ecoagriculture Partners
  • James L. Anderson, Fisheries & Aquaculture Adviser, Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), The World Bank
  • Joyce Turk, Animal Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID

USAID's upcoming seminars will continue to explore a range of development topics, innovative approaches, and diverse experiences among USAID and the development community. More detailed information - including confirmed speakers and panelists - can be accessed online at: http://transition.usaid.gov/km/seminars/.

 

WHAT:

USAID Seminar to Discuss Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture Practices

WHEN:

Wednesday, July 13

TIME:

9:30am - 11:00am

WHERE:

National Press Club 529 14th St. NW 13th Floor, Holeman Lounge Washington, D.C. 20045

WHO:

USAID Senior Officials and Development Experts

 

Members of the press interested in covering the seminar should contact Brett Welcher at bwelcher@usaid.gov or 202-712-5327.  

Last updated: November 24, 2014

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