CE SAIN Lecture Series on October 30, 20
October 30, 2018: The Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN Cambodia) of Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) facilitated lectures on “Food and Water Security in the Global Perspective” Presented by Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Professor, University of Ilinois, USA.
Dr. Prasanta Kalita is a professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering and the Presidential Fellow of the University of Illinois System. A Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Indian Society for Agricultural Engineering (ISAE), Dr. Kalita’s areas of research include water resources management and environmental sustainability, food security, and water quality. He is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching, research, and international engagement; he has worked extensively in the educational development and capacity building, water resources, food production, and food security issues around the world. He has published more than 150 articles in journals and conferences and served as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor for three international journals. His career is marked impressively by over 40 honors and awards recognizing educational excellence, research excellence, and outstanding service and leadership.
The lecture shared about the grand challenges related to food and water in the global context and the opportunities and challenges for mitigating food insecurity and water scarcity while providing examples of success stories of progress in that area.(Click here for the slide presentation, 3.35MB)