UC Davis

‘Climate-smart’ ag sessions open to public

By From page A2 | March 17, 2013

The public is invited to take in the opening and closing sessions of a three-day long gathering of scientists and policymakers from around the world who are coming together at UC Davis to recommend actions intended to slow climate change while meeting the world’s growing food needs.

Chancellor Linda Katehi will open the Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Science Conference on Wednesday, along with Thomas Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who will be appearing in a video.

The opening day’s program from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is free to the public, as is Friday’s afternoon closing program, from noon to 3:45 p.m. Both will be held in Jackson Hall of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Lunches are not included.

Other topics at the conference, which is being presented in partnership with the World Bank, will focus on the implications of cutting-edge agricultural, ecological and environmental research for improved design of policies and actions affecting agricultural management and development; identifying farm and food-system issues, determining research gaps; highlighting emerging research initiatives; and developing transformative policies and institutions.

For more information, see http://climatesmart.ucdavis.edu.

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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