Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

Challenges of Feeding the World in 2050

  • 08 Dec 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St

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Speaker:  Dr. Molly Jahn, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The world’s interconnected global markets, burgeoning appetites and an increasingly variable climate have already started to levy a heavy burden on our food systems that deliver safe, nutritious, and accessible food. The present famines in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen serve as tragic reminders that our stunningly successful focus on increasing agricultural yields in the 20th century is not all that’s required for food security and stable global food systems. Dr. Jahn will discuss current perspectives on our global and local food systems and describe strategies being pursued around the world to steer our future toward healthier and more secure outcomes for all.

Dr. Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she holds appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Nelson Institute, and the Global Health Institute.
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