Invitation to lecture, 11 December 2018: ‘Does Africa need a Green Revolution?’- presented by Prof Louise Fresco

Posted on November 30, 2018

The DST-NRF CoE in Food Security and the ARC are pleased to invite all interested to a distinguished lecture entitled ‘Does Africa need a Green Revolution?’, presented by Prof Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

Prof Fresco has been President of WUR in The Netherlands since July 2014. She combines a long academic career as professor in Wageningen and Amsterdam, and various visiting professorships, with an extensive involvement in policy and development. She is a member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and of four foreign academies, as well as former Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf). She served for nearly ten years as Assistant-Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and has spent extensive periods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She was requested in 2014 by the Trilateral EU Commission to chair the evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research. She is the recipient of two national prizes—Comenius and Groeneveld—for her work.

Prof Fresco serves as a non-executive director of Unilever, was a member of the Supervisory Board of Rabobank and of the Socio-Economic Council, the highest advisory body in The Netherlands. She serves on the adjudication panel of the World Food Prize.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Time: 10:00 – 11:30, followed by refreshments

Venue: University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus, Library Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library

Booking is essential. Please contact [email protected]

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