Smallholder Farming and the Future of Food
500 million smallholder farmers support over 2 billion people, yet for many, their future looks increasingly uncertain.
What is the way forward for smallholders and for the future of food?
Video of the Question and Answer session is available below:
Video recordings of all the debate sessions are available from the University Streaming Service: http://sms.cam.ac.uk/collection/1433971.
Themes discussed at the second debate:
• Smallholder farming and productivity
• Food production and sustainable livelihoods
• Agricultural intensification and expansion of cultivation
• High-yielding agriculture and ‘land sparing’
Olivier de SchutterUnited Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Olivier De Schutter (LL.M., Harvard University ; Ph.D., University of Louvain (UCL)), the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food since May 2008, is a Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and at the College of Europe (Natolin). He is also a Member of the Global Law School Faculty at New York University and is Visiting Professor at Columbia University. In 2002-2006, he chaired the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights and has been the General Secretary of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) on the issue of globalization and human rights since 2004.
Dr Marion Guillou
President INRA, France
|Marion Guillou's Video presentation
Professor Judi Wakhungu
Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya Professor Judi Wakhungu is the Executive Director of the African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, Kenya. She was most recently an Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Pennsylvania State University where she also served as the Director of the Women in the Sciences & Engineering (WISE) Institute. Prof. Wakhungu’s research interests include energy resources management; materials; energy policy and development; science, technology, and development; and gender issues in science and technology policy.
Sam Dryden, director of agricultural development, oversees foundation efforts to help millions of the world’s poorest farming families boost their productivity and incomes.
|Sam Dryden's Video presentation|