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Lecture: Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Systems

Can we sustainably intensify food production to meet the needs of a growing population with changing consumption patterns? Please join the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems for a lecture on “Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Systems” with Dr. Jules Pretty, OBE, Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex. This lecture will be held on Friday, November 14 at 3 p.m. in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery DeLuca Forum.

In this lecture, Dr. Pretty will analyze recent evidence of the impacts of sustainable intensification in both developing and industrialized countries, and demonstrate how both yield and natural capital dividends can occur. He will provide observations on policies and incentives necessary for the wider adoption of sustainable intensification.

This lecture is being held in conjunction with a Healthy Food Systems poster session at 2 p.m. Poster viewing and a light reception will follow the lecture.

This lecture is part of the CIAS 25th Anniversary Seminar Series. It is possible thanks to the generous support of the Lectures Committee General Fund. Event co-sponsors include F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, Slow Food UW, Agroecology Program, Department of Agronomy, Department of Soil Science, and Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes.

Jules Pretty will read from his latest book – The Edge of Extinction – on Saturday, Nov. 15, 3pm at Barnes and Noble West.