Biology Professor Invited to United Nations Meeting in Rome
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nation (UN) hosted the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition last week (September 18 – 19) at its headquarter in Rome, Italy. At this meeting, over 50 experts including academic professors, government officials, private sector, researcher and leaders of civil-society organizations made presentations from different corners of the globe. Dr. Subhrajit Saha of the Biology Department was invited to this meeting to present his agroecological research at the global platform of FAO. The high-level round-table discussion panel of this meeting included the agricultural ministers of France, Japan, Senegal, Algeria, Costa Rica, and the Director-General of FAO. With the threat of global warming, agroecology is being recognized more and more as a climate-smart way of agriculture and is also being highlighted at the UN Climate Summit this week in New York. Dr. Saha’s agroecology research is focused on climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration, agroforestry, organic farming and bioenergy production and apart from Georgia; he has research projects in Germany, Mexico and India. Dr. Saha’s participation at this meeting has not only represented his research at a United Nations platform, but, also exposed Georgia Southern’s agricultural research initiatives to a global community of researchers, officials, policymakers and international agencies & organizations.
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