Food Security in a Warming World: CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability Panel Discusses Climate-Smart Agriculture

How will we feed a growing population in a warming world? By 2050, world population is expected to exceed 9 billion; already nearly 1 billion people are food insecure. What sort of “climate-smart” approaches to agriculture will allow us to meet this challenge?

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) will address this important issue with a panel of Colorado State University experts on March 26, 5-6:30 p.m. at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins. Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist based at the Colorado Climate Center in the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science, and Kevin Henry, visiting SoGES Fellow and CARE project coordinator, will join Department of Soil and Crop Sciences professors Jessica Davis and Raj Khosla,. The panel will be moderated by Gene Kelly of the CSU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and Associate Director for Research and Development for SoGES.

Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patters are expected to have negative impacts on agriculture in the coming decades. How will farmers, and especially poor farmers in developing countries, be affected and how can they adapt?

This discussion is the third in this year’s Managing the Planet Panel Series, presented by the School. The final panel of the series will be held on April 30 at Avo’s.

For questions regarding the Managing the Planet series or this panel, contact Aleta Rudeen Weller,, (970) 492-4160.

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches.

The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.

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