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The Transformational Role of Plants in meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge

When May 17, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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M.S. Swaminathan will give a talk at SLCU on the critical role plant science plays in tackling the challenge of world hunger.

A plant geneticist by training, Professor Swaminathan’s is widely celebrated for his leadership of India’s Green Revolution, especially over his tenure as Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (1972-1979). His advocacy of sustainable agriculture leading to an ‘ever-green revolution’ makes him an acknowledged world leader in the field of sustainable food security.

This event is part of the Humanitarian Centre's Global Food Futures Year and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden's Festival of Plants.  The event is co-hosted by the Sainsbury Laboratory, the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

Event is free but ticketed: https://zero-hunger.eventbrite.co.uk

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