Managing the Planet Panel Discussion

March 26, 2014 5:00am to 6:30am

Food security in a warming world: Climate smart agriculture?

How will we feed a growing population in a warming world? By 2050, world population is expected to exceed 9 billion. Already today nearly 1 billion people are food insecure. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns are expected to have negative impacts on agriculture in the coming decades. How will farmers, and especially poor farmers in developing countries, be affected and how can they adapt? What sort of "climate-smart" approaches to agriculture will allow us to meet this challenge? 


Raj Kosla, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU and Senior Science Advisor on Food Security, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Kevin Henry, Visiting Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU and Project Coordinator, CARE 

Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist, Colorado Climate Center, Department of Atmospheric Science, CSU 

Jessica Davis, Professor and Extension Soil Specialist, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU 

Moderated by Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development


About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU's community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. 


The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU's reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world's sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.


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