Food and Agricultural Transformation — January 24, 2018
Ohio State’s InFACT hosted A.G. Kawamura: Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance
The global agricultural community must become united and aligned in both thinking and strategic intent. The need for interactive and collaborative work is vital. The capacity to share, learn and expand the general capability of farmers while enhancing the predictability of their agricultural activities on a planet with changing climate regimes has never been more exciting. The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide us with a destination for humanity by the year 2030. As we begin to envision new ways of approaching and accomplishing these goals, a new age of agriculture is unfolding as a necessary compliment to how we achieve those transformational aspirations.
A.G. is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County. He is the former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010). He is co-chair of Solutions from the Land, a non-profit organization that is currently working to organize and convene the North American Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture.