Dr. Pedro Sanchez, "The Search for Cuba's Food Security"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The SAIS Global Agriculture Seminar Series presents
Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Professor at the University of Florida, on
“The Search for Cuba’s Food Security”
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
The Rome Building – Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Eventbrite: http://tinyurl.com/jmzrak7
Pedro Sanchez is Research Professor of Tropical Soils at the University of Florida Soil & Water Sciences Department and core faculty of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems. At UF, he leads the development of a collaborative programs on food and agriculture in Cuba and incorporate faculty and students in the long-standing food security programs he continues to be involved in tropical Africa. Sanchez was formally Director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He served as Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), co-chair of the United Nations Millennium Project Hunger Task Force, and director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sanchez has supervised research programs in over 25 countries of Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Sanchez has written groundbreaking books on tropical soil science and hunger, and has received honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), Guelph University (Canada), Ohio State University and North Carolina State University. He is the 2002 World Food Prize laureate, a 2004 MacArthur Fellow, and was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2012.