WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Social Science Lecture Hall, Room 100
Agroecology works! Toward resilient, productive food and farming
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Ph.D.
Senior scientist and director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network, North America (PAN). Before joining PAN in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years. She developed farmer field schools in ecological pest management, sustainable agriculture and community-based rural development projects in Southeast Asia, and women’s health, literacy and resource conservation projects on the Thai-Cambodian and Somali-Ethiopian borders. Marcia holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Yale University. She has written extensively on the ecological, social and political dimensions of food and agriculture and was a lead author of the UN-sponsored “International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development”.
Held in conjunction with the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016. For the agenda and information on the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016, visit http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/.