The Future of Food: Lessons from African Smallholder Farmers

Description: Africans across the continent consume about 2000 different plants for their food; only 12 plants provide 75% of American industrialized food. This short talk will discuss the ways African smallholder farmers sustain their genetic wealth--their seeds--while advancing biodiversity of foods. Sharing seeds and knowledge increases biodiverse nutrition, the future of food. African farmers offer alternatives to the monoculture (e.g., one variety of corn across 100,000s acres) of industrial agriculture, with its polluting chemicals and fossil-fuel addiction, that poisons our bodies, soil, water and air.

Come and share in the conversation about our current agricultural crossroad.

Presented by Carol Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Northern Arizona University
Location: CHP 124
Contact: John Powell
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: University_Services
Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 2:47pm GMT