Water for Food

Water for Food Institute to host water and food security seminar June 27

Andrew Noble

Andrew Noble

LINCOLN, Neb. June 25, 2014—On June 27, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska will host “Feeding 9 Billion People without Destroying the Planet: It is Possible,” a seminar by Andrew Noble, program director of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems at the International Water Management Institute. Noble’s seminar will take place Friday, June 27 at 3 p.m. in the Hardin Hall Auditorium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Feeding nine billion people in 2050 will not only require us to produce 70 percent more food—it will also require significant changes in the way we manage water and land resources given increasing climate, economic and financial crises and rapid urban and population growth. The CGIAR research programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) seeks to identify innovative solutions that support a sustainable intensification of agriculture, while recognizing the critical role ecosystems play in enhancing agricultural productivity and improving livelihoods. Noble will present key achievements of WLE since its inception in 2012 and focus on several ‘WLE stories’ in different river basins which demonstrate that it is possible to unite agriculture and nature for poverty reduction.

For more information, contact Dana Ludvik at dludvik@nebraska.edu or (402) 472-9510.

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