Beginning to End Hunger: Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond

Event time: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pierson College (PC), Leitner House See map
261 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Pierson Tea with Dr. M Jahi Chappell.

Dr. M. Jahi Chappell’s new book, “Beginning to End Hunger,” presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to one of the world’s most successful city food security programs. Since 1993, malnutrition in Belo Horizonte has declined dramatically, allowing it to serve as an inspiration for Brazil’s widely-praised Zero Hunger programs. Join us as we host Dr. Chappell for a book conversation and more, discussing the ways in which holistic approaches to food security may promote policies that end hunger, everywhere.

This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Program, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, and Pierson College, with support from the Program in Agrarian Studies.

Dr. Chappell is a political agroecologist with training in ecology and evolutionary biology, science and technology studies, and chemical engineering. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University, a Fellow of FoodFirst/the Institute for Food and Development Policy, and an Adjunct Faculty member of the School of the Environment at Washington State University.

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