An Economic Development Framework for Sustainable Agriculture at URI, January 21, 2010

This Thursday, January 21, 2010, a free talk entitled “An Economic Development Framework for Sustainable Agriculture”, sponsored by the van Beuren Foundation, Rhode Island Foundation, and University of Rhode Island, will be presented at URI by Michael Hamm, CS Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University.

To be discussed:
If the regional population were to eat the USDA recommended daily portion of fruit and vegetables, what would be the increased consumption?

What share of that consumption pattern could be grown locally?

How much more land would have to be in cultivation in order to produce that quantity of food?

What would be the economic impact of the agricultural expansion?

talk location: University of Rhode Island Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Flagg Road, Kingston Campus

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10am – 12pm

RSVP for parking to Kim Dame, Grants Manager, van Beuren Charitable Foundation, 401.619.5910 or

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