Rice farmers in India
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October 13th at 4:00pm CDT - October 13th at 6:30pm CDT

The Politics and Ecology of Food in India: History, Geography, Technology, Community

Join virtually by Zoom! Link to Zoom meeting here (ID: 93144782327, passcode: 4CqXPP). 

Please join us for a conversation with Sudha Nagavarapu and Dwijendra Nath Guru on the politics and ecology of food in India: History, geography, technology and community. Sponsored by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; the Institute of the Environment, University of Minnesota; the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota; and the University of Minnesota Geography, Environment & Society. 

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Institute of the Environment, University of Minnesota
R-380 Seminar Room, Learning & Environmental Sciences Building 
1954 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108


Thursday, October 13, 2022
4-6:30 p.m. CT 

About the Speakers: 

Sudha Nagavarapu supports grassroots organizations in India through collective action, documentation, and fundraising. She has co-organized efforts to resist injustice, discriminatory policies, and hate-driven violence. She works with a number of groups in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, including the Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS). She also coordinates research on
food and farming transitions with academics in Delhi and Bangalore.

Dwijendra Nath Guru promotes efforts to move towards sustainable food systems. He helps communities in developing solutions to people-, process-, machine- and product-related challenges. Dwiji has modified existing machines and developed
process flows for small millet processing that meet the needs of the producer community, improve nutrition retention, and reduce pest infestations. He has developed tutorials and trained people on small millet processing and quality assessment.

Parking Information: 

Gortner Ramp is directly behind Learning & Environmental Sciences Building 

In vehicle at exit. Credit card only.
At lobby pay station. Cash and credit card.
(Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover)

$3 per hour during times of high demand (9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday)
$1 per hour at all other times

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