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USGS public lecture on global food security on 8/30

by Contributed Content on August 26, 2012

USGS public lecture in August 2012

Global Food Security in the 21st Century is the topic of the next free USGS public lecture on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 pm given by research geographer Prasad Thenkabail. He’ll cover topics relating to these facts:

  • Worldwide demand for food will require more than one billion hectares of new cropland to feed 9 billion plus people by 2050
  • Presently, of all the water used by humans over 70% goes towards agriculture to produce food in most countries
  • Remote-sensing from space will provide crucial data for policy development affecting croplands and their water use
  • Social scientists recognize global food security as a primary requirement for human advancement, overall health, and peaceful coexistence.

The lecture will take place in Building 3, Conference Room A on the USGS campus (Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park.

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