(May 2012) The Malthus Lectureship, a partnership between the Population Reference Bureau and the International Food Policy Researc h Institute (IFPRI), promotes the study of the connections among nutrition, food, agriculture, and population, and invites an outstanding scholar or policymaker to give a presentation each year.

In the Third Annual Malthus Lecture, delivered on May 22, 2012, Dr. Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesot, showed that tremendous progress could be made by halting agricultural expansion, closing “yield gaps” on underperforming lands, increasing cropping efficiency, shifting diets, and reducing waste.

Video: “How Can We Feed a Growing World and Still Sustain the Planet?”

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