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Assessing and Improving the Sustainability of Food Production Systems



Wednesday 27/10, 20:30-22:00(北京时间)

Zoom: 923 0052 5402

Code secret : FoodSystem



Prof. Dr. Kyle Davis (University of Delaware, the USA)



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Sustainable food systems aim to provide sufficient and nutritious food, while maximizing climate resilience and minimizing resource demands as well as negative environmental impacts. Historical practices, notably the Green Revolution, prioritized the single objective to maximize production over other nutritional and environmental dimensions. In this seminar, I will discuss approaches to quantitatively assess outcomes of alternative production decisions across multiple objectives, including dietary nutrient supply, water and energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate resilience. The findings that I will present demonstrate that science-based strategies considering multiple objectives in decisions about food production can move beyond many shortcomings of the Green Revolution while reinforcing the benefits. This ability to realistically incorporate multiple dimensions into intervention planning and implementation is the crux of sustainable food production systems worldwide.



Dr. Kyle Davis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware (UD) in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and a Resident Faculty in the UD Data Science Institute. His work focuses on food systems, water sustainability, and global environmental change. His current research in India, Nigeria, China, and the US combines environmental, economic, and social considerations with direct stakeholder engagement to inform agricultural decision making and to improve nutrition, environmental sustainability, and climate adaptation strategies. He also explores other human-environment interactions through projects on: the environmental and livelihoods impacts of large-scale land investments; variability and shock propagation through food trade networks; the relationship between human migration and global environmental change; and farmer coping strategies for climate variability and extremes. Prior to joining UD in 2019, he was a Data Science Fellow and Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University (New York) and a NatureNet Science Fellow with The Nature Conservancy. He earned his PhD in Environmental Sciences with a focus on Hydrology from the University of Virginia and is a proud graduate of UD.

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