"Climate-Smart Agriculture Solutions for Egypt" Seminar


Don't miss the public "Climate-Smart Agriculture Solutions for Egypt" Seminar, taking place today from 9:30 am - 1 pm in the Conference and Visitor Center, Room P019.

AUC's Earth Week is the perfect time to host this seminar, as the University looks forward toward creating a more sustainable future.

"At this seminar, panelists will discuss climate-smart technologies and solutions being adopted for agriculture at different scales, the opportunities and challenges that facilitate or inhibit this and how it all translates to policy recommendations," explained International Food Policy Research Institute event organizer, Yumna Kassim.

The seminar is part of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IRPRI) Egypt Seminar series funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The monthly seminars give a platform for research and conversations that seek to identify and implement policy-based solutions to address poverty, hunger and malnutrition. This particular seminar will tackle agricultural and environmental issues that gypt currently faces.

The event will include research-based presentations from local and international experts as well as policy-makers. These participants will discuss opportunities and solutions to within the field of agriculture.

Speakers include Yumna Kassim, International Food Policy Research Institute; Richard Tutwiler, professor of practice and director of the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability; Ajit Govind, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Nicholas Tremblay, International Fund for Agricultural Development; Waleed Hassan, Food and Agriculture Organization, and Assem Sa'eed, owner of hydroponic and aquaponic farms. 

Following the seminar and in conjunction with AUC Earth Week, participants are encouraged to attend “Innovation Day," where sustainability-focused start-ups, companies and organizations run by members of the AUC community will exhibit and showcase their work and solutions.