Title: Exposing the Green Revolution: Myths, Realities, and Community Responses
Publication Date: 10/22/09
Presented by the NYU Wagner Health Program, (WHY) World Hunger Year, Food & Water Watch and US Working Group on the Food Crisis Despite the promises of the Green Revolution begun in the 1960s, the number of hungry people in the world has increased to over 1 billion today. Yet in the midst of the current worsening food crisis, the solutions proposed are startlingly similar to those of the past. Join Josphat Ngonyo of the Kenyan Biodiversity Network and others to discuss what went wrong with the Green Revolution and to learn about vibrant community-based solutions to hunger from Kenya to New York. Josphat Ngonyo A social science and communications graduate with a postgraduate in NGO management, Josphat is founding Director of Africa Network for Animal Welfare. He also founded Youth for Conservation after over 4 years of experience in conservation education with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Josphat plays a leading role in the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition and their efforts to protect Kenyan farmers from the introduction of genetically modified crops. He won the Middle East animal welfare Award (2007) and the Eastern Africa Environmental Leadership Award (2003). He sat on the National Steering Committee that spearheaded Kenya's wildlife conservation and management policy and legislation review. He's a member of the Global task force on Farm Animal Welfare and Trade and an honorary warden with the Kenya Wildlife Services.
Author: NYU Wagner Office of Special Events
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