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Sustainability Events

Hosted by the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, this series explores a variety of topics including global food security, ecosystem services, new industry dynamics and agricultural technology innovations. These events are designed to provide insights for policymakers and facilitate conversations about transforming the food and agriculture sector.

The Policy Systems Approach to Agriculturally Led Development

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Networking and lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lecture

James F. Oehmke

  • Senior Food Security and Nutrition Policy Adviser, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University

The people we want most to help in development—the poor, the hungry, the thirsty, the vulnerable, the 16-year-old mother of two working a meager 2 acres of land—are marginalized economically, socially, and especially in policy processes. If we could unlock the gates to policy and socio-economic processes, if we could...

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