18th Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture | Renewable Resources

Date(s) - 11/02/2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

18th Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture

Farming on a Warming Planet

Human civilizations flourished during the Holocene, a period of relatively stable climate. Sedentary agriculture allowed our numbers to skyrocket to over 7 billion today. But 1 in 7 people remain undernourished and our numbers are expected to rise to nearly 11 billion by 2100. At the same time, our current agricultural practices are one of the major causes of global environmental degradation, including climate change. Climate change, in turn, is expected to severely damage our farming system. Our farming system developed during a time of relatively stable climate, can we continue to farm the same way in a future of projected climate change volatility?

Join Dr. Navin Ramankutty

February 11, 2020

Lecture – Free North Campus, University of Alberta
ECHA-2-490 Lecture Hall
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Poster Session
Outside ECHA 2-490
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Reception & Continued Poster Session
Agriculture-Forestry Centre Atrium, Main Floor
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Details: bentley.ualberta.ca