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September 2019

SNIP: Ben Ruddell

September 13, 2019

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Speaker Series Ben Ruddell, Ph.D., P.E., Director Associate Professor of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University and Director of FEWSION project, held the webinar, “FEWSION, a National U.S. Mesoscale Supply Chain Network” on September 13th. FEWSION is an empirical description of the U.S. food, energy, and water system. The FEWSION project is a Big Data Fusion project to create and explore the first mesoscale map of the U.S. food, energy,…

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SNIP: Claudia Ringler

September 20, 2019

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Fall Speaker Series On September 20th, a seminar and coffee hour with Claudia Ringer was held at Penn State University. Claudia Ringler was appointed deputy division director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI in 2011. Claudia manages IFPRI’s Water Research group and since 2015 is also the Natural Resource Management Theme lead. Seminar title: “The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Global Basin, and Local Case Studies of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity in…

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SNIP Speaker Series

September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Pennsylvania State University

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Fall 2019 Speaker Series at Penn State "Building a Food-Water-Energy Nexus Community of Transformative and Convergent Research" Upcoming Events: Friday, September 20, 11:00 AM Seminar with Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI, entitled: "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Global, Basin and Local Case Studies of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity in the Eastern Nile Basin" Friday, September 20, 4:00 PM Geography Coffee Hour with Claudia Ringerl, IFPRI, entitled: "Achieving…

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October 2019

SNIP: Chris Scott Seminar

October 8, 2019

Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) Fall Speakers Series On October 8th, Penn State hosted Christopher Scott for seminar titled: “Sustaining Groundwater Irrigation in Breadbasket Regions: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Diagnostic Assessment” Prof. Scott serves as Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Professor of Geography and Development, and Director of the Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments – all at the University of Arizona.  He is founding co-director of the AQUASEC Center of Excellence for Water Security. He…

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Webinar: Changing Farm Structure and Rural Transformation in Africa

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

About Presenter: Thomas Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University The rise of medium-scale farms in Africa is affecting the region in diverse ways that are difficult to generalize. Many such farms are a source of technical change and commercialization of African agriculture; they attract agribusiness investment and improve market access conditions for all nearby smallholders. However, medium-scale land acquisitions may exacerbate land scarcity in favorable rural areas, raise land prices, and crowd…

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March 2020

Webinar: Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About TOPIC: Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa Discussion of lessons learnt from policy innovations and programmatic interventions from Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda WELCOME REMARKS : Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-Chair PRESENTER: Prof. Nuhu Hatibu, Regional Head (Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda), Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa - AGRA MODERATOR: Mr. William Brent, Chief Communications Officer, Power for All This webinar will explore opportunities for synergies between the…

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April 2020

Nexus Seminar Series – The Second Life of Water: Harnessing Trade-Offs and Synergies

April 27 @ 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm

Details Lecturer: Dr. Serena Caucci (Senior Research Associate, UNU-FLORES) Event date: 27 April 2020 at 14:50-16:20 ONLINE Register Here About A sustainable development that integrates the environmental, social, and economic dimensions has been the pillar for the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for promoting sustainable policy actions. This lecture will look into the relevance of water reuse in the circular economy for both the Global North and Global South and will highlight synergies and trade-offs within sustainable water…

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June 2020

Webinar Series on Farmer-Led Irrigation Development (FLI)

June 11 - July 9

Please join us for an exciting, new webinar series on farmer-led irrigation development (FLI)! The first session will be held on June 11, 2020 at 13:00-14:00 UTC. About Farmer-led irrigation development (FLI) has gained increased attention by government institutions, development and implementation partners as one of the potential solutions to build climate resilience for smallholder farmers and transform food systems to support healthy diets for all. Furthermore, the knock-on effects of health-related disasters such as the Covid-19 pandemic on market…

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