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A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security by Enhancing Ecosystem Services

by Michael Colby last modified Jan 18, 2014 01:28 PM
Contributors: Joyce Turk, USAID Bureau for Food Security, Walter Knausenberger, USAID Bureau for Africa/Sustainable Development Office, Michael Colby, USAID EGAT Bureau/Natural Resources Management Office
PDF version of Part 2 ("Ecosystem Management and Lifestock") of USAID’s 2011 Summer Seminar #2: July 13, 2011, by three USAID staff.

The USAID’s 2011 Summer Seminar series provides a forum for knowledge sharing and to explore a range of development topics, innovative approaches, and diverse experiences among USAID and the development community. The seminars will take place on the following Wednesdays in July and August from 9:30am-11:00am at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC.

For decades, agricultural scientists and fisheries experts have been working with farming and fishing communities to minimize environmental impacts and develop technologies and practices that increase productivity while sustaining or improving ecosystem function over the long term.

This seminar attached below as a PDF 2MB addresses the challenge of feeding a growing global population while maintaining the natural resource base upon which food production ultimately depends: water quality, soil fertility, pollination, pest control among other essential services. The seminar will feature experiences with integrated agriculture and environment programming and their ideas for scaling up innovative approaches to meet the food security challenge.

Sara Scherr, President, Ecoagriculture Partners 

James L. Anderson, Fisheries & Aquaculture Adviser, Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), The World Bank 

Joyce Turk, Animal Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID

Moderator: Chris Kosnik, Leader, Land Resources Management Team, USAID



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