Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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Shrinking the Hunger Gap: Agro-ecology in sub-Saharan Africa
December 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Alex Dryer will give a talk entitled, “Shrinking the Hunger Gap: Agro-ecology in sub-Saharan Africa” on Thursday, December 10, at 6:00pm at the Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to all.
Dryer is an international agricultural consultant specializing in agro-ecology and the link between agriculture and nutrition. For the last two years, she has been the program manager for the Kounkuey Design Initiative in Nator, Ghana, a project focusing on increasing yields in drought-stricken areas, moringa production, crop diversification, and soil management. She worked previously in Liberia, where she studied the impact of palm oil plantations on food security and farming livelihoods, and she is the former Deputy Director for the Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology in Lilongwe, Malawi, where she oversaw a 22-hectare demonstration center. Alex has also worked on agricultural development projects in Haiti, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cambodia, and New Zealand. She received her B.A. in geography with a focus on soil science from Clark University and a dual Masters Degree in International Affairs and Natural Resource Management from American University in Washington DC.
This presentation is hosted by the Rockland Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference: The New Africa, February 19-21, 2016.