Tuesday March 15th | 20:00-21:30 | Instituto Cervantes (Domplein 3, Utrecht)
The United Nations designed 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for peace and prosperity. Goal 2 focusses on the end of hunger, food security and improved nutrition and the promotion of sustainable agriculture. The achievement of this goal requires inclusive and fair food systems, for which there is a lot of international support that focusses on smallholder farmers in Africa and the use of modern innovations. But how can those policies really reach low-income farmers? Which policies work and which don’t? And are modern-led innovations always the answer for food scarcity? Those are examples of questions we will discuss with dr. ir. Janwillem Liebrand (UU) on March 15th during the talk, which is part of the Dies of SIB-Utrecht.
Janwillem Liebrand is connected to the department of International Development Studies at Utrecht University. His areas of expertise are areas of expertise are sustainable urban transitions, technology, water-environment-food nexus, climate change, natural resources management, higher education and engineering, social justice, and race – and gender relations, with a focus on Europe and the regions of South Asia and Southern Africa. During the talk on March 15th Janwillem Liebrand will focus on food security innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa.