MANHATTAN — One of the world’s leading scholars in agricultural sustainability is speaking at Kansas State University about how to sustainably feed a growing world population that will require twice as much food as is currently produced.
Jules Pretty, professor of environment and society and deputy vice chancellor at the University of Essex in the U.K., will give the lecture “The Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Systems” at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in 1018 Throckmorton Hall. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.
The lecture focuses on sustainable intensification — producing more food with fewer resources and less stress on the environment. Pretty coined the term sustainable intensification, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability in agriculture.