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Michael Kugelman Interview with Ed Saltzburg of the Security & Sustainability Forum

Michael Kugelman, in his upcoming book, The Global Farms Race, delves into the dynamics of foreign control of farmland in developing nations. A Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Asian expert, Kugelman’s edited volume provides insights into the sometimes positive but more often negative impacts on local economies and social structure. Listen to the podcast here. Tune in tomorrow to for the free webinar from the Security and Sustainability Forum on Food Security in an Urbanizing World. Participants include:
  • Michael Kugelman, is the South and Southeast Asia associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. His work largely focuses on water, energy, food, land, and national security issues, particularly in, but not limited to, South Asia.
  • Dr. Charles Godfray, Oxford’s Hope Professor of Zoology and Director of the Martin Programme on the Future of Food, was a Lead Expert in the UK Government Office for Science’s Foresight project, which published The Future of Farming: Challenges and Choices for Global Sustainability
  • Dr. Alan Kelly, co-editor of Food Security in a Global Economy, a volume about public health and veterinary medicine and public health which asks: ”Is it possible to feed a burgeoning world population while respecting the welfare of livestock and poultry, containing the spread of disease and managing the Earth’s natural resources?”
  • Ed Keturakis, an agribusiness specialist and agricultural consultant to USAID, has experience developing projects in over 10 countries, including agribusiness value chain development, post conflict agricultural recovery, and agribusiness and food processing development.