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Conference to include sustainable agriculture experts: Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World
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24 June 2013
On 6 July—the final day of the Third Annual Conference of the Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World—leading experts and activists in sustainable agriculture and alleviating poverty will address the conference on the day's theme: Growing Pure, Healthy Food to Nourish Ourselves, Our Community, and Our Planet:
∙ Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute, Pennsylvania, USA
Elaine Ingham, PhD
'Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People'
∙ PhD in Microbiology from Colorado State University, 1981
∙ Founder of Soil Foodweb Inc
∙ Widely published author and speaker on the benefits of sustainable soil science
∙ Affiliate professor, Southern Cross University, Australia, and Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA
∙ Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, USA
Esther Ngumbi, PhD
'Envisioning an End to Poverty and
Hunger for Women in Africa'
∙ Chemical ecologist; integrated biological pest management expert
∙ Reviewer for African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Development; Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology; Psyche: A Journal of Entomology; and Forest and Ecology Management Journal
∙ Founder of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Partnerships in Kenya program, and Spring Break Kenya, a programme that is galvanizing young Kenyans into service
∙ Co-founder, Young Thinkers Kenya
∙ AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Fellow
∙ Clinton Global University Commitment mentor.
∙ Dutch veterinarian, social scientist, author, and an independent consultant in the field of sustainable livestock development for poverty alleviation and food security
Katrien van't Hooft, PhD
'Repeating Mistakes or Joint Learning? Effective Ways to Support Smallholder Farmers Based on Lessons Learnt in Dairy Farming in the Netherlands and Southern India'
∙ She has worked with various farmers' organizations and ministries of agriculture in Latin America, as well as numerous programs in Africa and Asia.
∙ Founder and Chair of Incredible Edible Todmorden, UK, a voluntary gardening initiative
Pamela Warhurst, CBE
'The Power of Small Actions'
∙ Community leader, activist, and environment worker
∙ Former Chair, Forestry Commission of Great Britain
∙ Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing
∙ In 2005 she was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to the environment.
The conference will be held at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Vlodrop, the Netherlands, 4-6 July.
See related articles:
∙ Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World: 3rd Annual Conference - MERU, Netherlands, 4-6 July
∙ 3rd Annual Conference - Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World: Papers invited
∙ Distinguished educators, scientists to address Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World conference
∙ Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World conference to feature eminent physicians, researchers
For more information about the conference, click here.
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