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International Agriculture Day to be held April 19

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Ann Steensland

Ann M. Steensland, deputy director for the Global Harvest Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at the sixth annual International Agriculture Day reception.

The event will be held April 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art. Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs, the talk and reception are open free to the public.

Steensland’s talk, “Building Sustainable Breadbaskets: The Time is Now,” draws on her work as the leader for GHI’s policy work on agricultural development and nutrition. In this role, she served as a representative at the negotiations for the Second International Conference on Nutrition, co-sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Steensland also is co-author of the 2015 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, in which she wrote about agricultural productivity in Zambia.

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