Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Nov 19, 2012
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

William Moseley, Geography, will present “The Global Food System and Botswana's Conundrum of Growth with Hunger.”  Botswana is considered to be an African development success story.  Despite its relative prosperity, Botswana still has segments of its population which suffer from the interlinked phenomenon of persistent poverty and food insecurity. Given its high dependence on imported food (90%), Botswana finds itself  vulnerable to fluctuating global food prices.  This talk addresses three inter-related research questions: 1) How will the Government of Botswana pursue its national food security objectives in a global environment of increasingly volatile food market conditions?  2) How are poor households in urban, per-urban and rural areas coping with increasingly volatile food prices?  3) How does urban food insecurity affect rural food insecurity?   These questions are addressed based on information from 160 household interviews, as well as meetings with policymakers, undertaken in the March-May 2012 period. All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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