The World Food Prize, Child Health, Rotarian Water Project

We started our program with Leanne Harter's report from Story County followed by a discussion of the events of the Borlaug Lecture held earlier this week featuring posters on students' field work before the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates spoke.  Because theLaureates, Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro, were being honored for their individual and complementary global leadership in elevating maternal and child undernutrition to a central issue within the food security and development dialogue at national and international levels, our guest Cornelia Flora (Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus) spoke about the importance of shifting the focus of agricultural research from producing as much food as possible to working with people to provide nourishing food--a much more complicated task.  Our second guest, Dave Fox, founder of FOX Engineering, an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, described a water and wastewater project in a Tanzanian village combining the skills and funding from the Ames Rotary Club with support from the International Rotary Foundation.  That project is described in this video.


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Originally broadcast 10/17/2018
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