Sustainable Agriculture Research Symposium Takes Place April 19

Location: South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Keynote: Strengthening the Sustainability of Agricultural Biodiversity with Karl Zimmerer

Integrating the conservation of agricultural biodiversity is widely recognized as a leading priority of enhancing the sustainability of land use and food systems. The findings of new research in multiple sites of Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U. S. are used to evaluate the prospects of this integration. These findings demonstrate the dynamic capacities and limits impacting the social-ecological resilience of agricultural biodiversity in land use, livelihoods, and food systems amid the combination of global environmental and socioeconomic changes. This research urges us to rethink the predominant paradigms in order to strengthen research and policy supporting conservation and sustainability involving agriculture, food, and communities.

Symposium schedule:

5:30 pm - Student poster session
7:00 pm - Keynote presentation
8:00 pm - Reception

This event is free and open to the public.