Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Public Lecture

Join PICS for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and Andrew Riseman. These SFU and UBC faculty will present examples of models for diversified food systems that foster food security and environmental resilience in the context of climate change. 

Dr. Hannah Wittman will offer an overview of the structural links between food production, food security/sovereignty, and environmental sustainability, focusing on strategies for ensuring land access for climate-friendly agro-ecosystems in Brazil and British Columbia. 

Dr. Andrew Riseman will discuss the potential of urban agriculture to fulfill a key niche in food security while fostering more diverse and productive urban landscapes.  He will also discuss the role of appropriate and sustainable production technology for small-scale producers, focusing on a case study of non-till technology linked to food security and agroforestry in Ghana. 

This free public lecture is the first of a PICS SFU UBC series on topics about food, water and climate change. Mark your calendars for our next talk on water security, October 24, 2012, with Drs. Diana Allen and Karen Bakker at UBC Robson Square, downtown Vancouver. PICS UBC is also helping to bring Wes Jackson from the Land Institute to Vancouver on November 29, 2012 to participate as the key note in a panel discussion on food and water security. We hope you can make the lecture on September 25, as well as these future related events.

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Segal Room, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
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