Monday, September 08, 2008

Boston event: The Global Food Crisis: A Rural Roundtable

The Global Food Crisis: A Rural Roundtable
Friday, September 12
10 am-1 pm

Mezzanine Conference Room, Johnson Building
Boston Public Library at 700 Boylston St

The Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN), a national multicultural social change organization that supports leadership development in poor rural areas, will gather in Boston for a "Rural Roundtable" on the world food crisis and how the work of U.S. grassroots leaders in the food system relates to the global situation.

Dr. Daniel Gustafson, Director of the Liaison Office for North America of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will open with a presentation on the scope of the current world food crisis. He has worked in Brazil, Bhutan, Mozambique, Kenya, India and other countries. Members of the RDLN Network, who include small farmers, farmworkers, fishers, entrepreneurs, and those concerned with diet and health, will speak from the community point of view.

UNA-GB serves as a resource for the citizens of the Greater Boston area on the broad agenda of critical global issues addressed by the United Nations, including peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief, economic development, and education. A membership organization founded more than 50 years ago, UNA-GB is a leading chapter of UNA-USA, the largest grassroots foreign policy organization in the United States.

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