February 3 – 7
Who are the people in our community championing the movement towards eliminating poverty and hunger, caring for our environment and reducing consumption to benefit all of us (humans, animals, and plants included)? At I-Week 2020, we will hear from dynamic speakers who, in 17 minutes, will enlighten us on work they are doing, along with actions we can take to help our local, national and global communities achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Wednesday, February 5
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Social Stair Space, Central Academic Building (CAB)
Join us for engaging 17-minute talks on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as well as cultural performances from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
Food from Thought: How Africa is re-inventing its agriculture and food sectors
Dr. Stanford Blade
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
This is an exciting time for food security and agribusiness in sub-Saharan Africa. Africans are engaged in making the agriculture and food sectors into engines of economic and social development. The African Union is speaking with one voice on the important role of agriculture and food in the continent. President of the African Development Bank (and May 2019 honorary degree recipient from UAlberta) Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has stated that “Africa has all it needs to win in agriculture”. The talk will focus on the development of new ideas and technologies across the continent that are transforming the lives of smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs and all members of the agrifood value chain.
All the details and session information can be found here.