MillerComm Lecture Series

Developing the Food System We Urgently Need: Healthy, Equitable, Resilient, and Sustainable

Monday, February 26th, 2024
Christopher Barrett
3:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Event Description

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The numbers of people undernourished, unable to afford a healthy diet, or facing a food emergency have spiked over the past decade, reversing decades of rapid progress. Effectively tackling those food security challenges requires a holistic perspective that also addresses inextricably related crises of climate change, conflict, emergent infectious diseases, air and water pollution, and poverty. This talk integrates a wide body of research to advance a feasible vision of agrifood systems transformation to overcome these interlinked polycrises.


Hosted by: Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics

In conjunction with: ACES Office of International Programs, ACES Office of Research, Center for African Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Center for the Economics of Sustainability, Department of Animal Sciences, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Crop Sciences, Department of Economics, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Department of History, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Environmental Humanities Research Cluster (HRI), Illinois Global Institute, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, & Environment, LAS Global Studies, Spurlock Museum

Christopher Barrett

Professor of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University