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"Decolonizing African Agriculture: Prioritizing Food Security and Agroecology in African Development"

The University of Idaho chapter of the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, presents a public lecture by PBK Visiting Scholar William G. Moseley (DeWitt Wallace professor of geography and director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.): "Decolonizing African Agriculture: Prioritizing Food Security and Agroecology in African Development." Moseley argues that failed agricultural development efforts in Africa are the result of intellectual colonization in the agricultural sciences, that we must reimagine the way forward, and that this effort will require new institutions. Based on his food security and agricultural development experiences in four countries — Mali, Burkina Faso, South Africa and Botswana — he examines successful efforts in each country and outlines future directions that emphasize a more well-rounded understanding of food security and agroecology.

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