Center Fellow, Dr. Ozzie Abaye presents Following our Foodways: Perspectives on Sustainable Food Systems Education from Field to Kitchen

March 24, 2021 2 pm EST

Dr. Ozzie Abaye is a professor of agronomy in School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech whose scholarship centers on improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers to address hunger and poverty, mainly in West Africa. In this presentation, Dr. Ozzie Abaye will talk about the ways she incorporates culinary and food systems perspectives into her teaching and outreach as a form of sustainable food systems education. Dr. Abaye will also offer insights into the implementation of the Global Food Security and Health Pathway Minor program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, including the considerations for domestic and international experiential education that emphasizes the nexus of food, agriculture, and society.

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