Leading scholar in agricultural sustainability to speak at KSU

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s