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Forum on Science and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture

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Forum on Science and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture

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20 Oct 2021, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT-4

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About the Event

US Embassy, Kingston and The UWI

Forum on: Science Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture

Date: October 20, 2021

Time: 12 – 3 pm (Eastern Caribbean); 1-4 pm (Jamaica)

Keynote Speaker:  Tim Searchinger – Research Scholar, Princeton University, Senior Fellow and Technical Director, Food Program - World Resources Institute (WRI)

Panel Themes:

Panel 1 | Climate Change and the World Food Challenge – a Regional Perspective

Panel 2 | Science and Technology Based Solutions for Water and Soil Management in the Climate Context

Panel 3 | The Role of Science and Technology in Achieving Climate-Friendly Food Systems

Who should attend: Academics/researchers, university students; policymakers ; practitioners and producers who are specifically interested in environmentally sustainable agriculture.

Moderators and Panellists include:

Dr. David C. Smith – Director, Centre for Environmental Management, Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development - University of the West Indies

Dr. Patricia Northover – Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), UWI Mona

Dr. Sharon Hutchinson – Faculty of Food and Agriculture – St. Augustine, Trinidad

Dr. Khadijah Williams – Chair, Policy and Research Committee – Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers

Hugh Johnson – Vice President of the World Cocoa Farmers Organization and President, Small Business Association of Jamaica

Dr. Ronald Roopnarine – Lecturer, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Chaney St. Martin – Water and soil management expert, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Dr. Jonathan McFadden – Research Economist and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Gaius Eudoxie – Deputy Dean Outreach at Faculty of Food and Agriculture, UWI, St Augustine

Dr. Dwight Robinson – Department of Life Sciences – UWI Mona

Dr. Jessica Fanzo – Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University

Pedro Rocha – Coordinator of Biotechnology and Biosafety, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Dr. Sylvia Adjoa Mitchell – Senior Lecturer, Medicinal Plant Research Group, The Biotechnology Centre, UWI Mona Campus

Registration required:

Registration deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at noon.





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