Texas Tech University

“Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Strategy for Africa”

A talk by former USAID Program Director Mark Wentling

Extreme hunger still regularly occurs in the developing world. Based on over 40 years of first-hand experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Wentling will offer points to consider when elaborating a Food, Agriculture and Nutrition (FAN) strategy. The talk will discuss the need for any FAN strategy to cover at least five broad, but inter-related components:
(a) agriculture productivity/nutrition;
(b) trade/markets;
(c) natural resource environment;
(d) humanitarian and development food aid; and,
(e) policy/advocacy.

The fleshing out of these components requires tackling a myriad of related factors, while at the same time staying up to date with a changing world and adapting any intervention to the local context. To stimulate discussion with the audience on this complex subject, Mr. Wentling will share 40 statements on the hard "realities" of making sustainable agriculture work in Africa.

When: 01/22/2015 at 5:30 pm
Where: International Cultural Center, TTU, Room 105