Extreme poverty topic for BYU White House roundtable May 19
May 01, 2011
Arthur Douglas, state director of the Farm Service Agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be the special guest at a White House Youth Roundtable on Extreme Poverty Thursday, May 19, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.
As part of an initiative announced last March by the White House, students from a wide range of disciplines will discuss the Obama Administration's approach to alleviating extreme poverty, especially through its "Feed the Future" program. Students will also provide ideas for ways in which the United States' approach to international development can be made more effective and sustainable.
The event is sponsored by the BYU international development minor and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
This roundtable will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As soils across the world become less fertile and more desert-like due to climate change, it’s getting harder for farmers, especially those in developing nations, to grow basic life-preserving crops such as corn, wheat and rice.
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