TUFH Symposium - Urban Agriculture
Date: April 28, 2022 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM UTC Event Description: Food security is a challenge
Date: April 28, 2022 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM UTC
Food security is a challenge in many neighborhoods in many countries. Growing nutritious crops in urban areas is one approach to addressing this challenge. Our discussions will focus on the intersection of wellness, nutrition, cities, and community building.
Outcomes for Participants:
By the end of this symposium, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the history of urban agriculture.
2. Cite the suitability of various crops for urban agriculture.
3. List the nutritional benefits of the common bean.
4. Identify potential opportunities for urban agriculture in their region.
Bio of Presenter:
Ndiko Ludidi is a Professor and Deputy Dean of Research at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his PhD in 2006 at UWC, followed by a brief lectureship position at the University of the Witwatersrand, before moving to the University of Stellenbosch. In 2011 he returned to UWC as group leader of the Plant Biotechnology Research Group (PBRG). Motivated by the importance of food security, his research investigates the genetic control of plant responses to salinity and drought stress, with a focus on soybean and maize, and other important crop species. Ndiko has a particular interest in the interplay of nitric oxide and oxidative damage that occurs as a result of salinity stress.
All Day (Thursday) Date: April 28, 2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM UTC