Jordan Blekking, a doctoral student in the IU Department of Geography, notes “maize is the most important crop in Southern Africa, both in terms of agricultural productivity and food security.” He’ll present a discussion on how maize has grown in importance across the region over the past century, primarily as a result of pro-maize policies that promote the crop above all others, but may create more adverse food security effects, and even hunger. The talk will be free and open to the public.
Seminar: A maize is life: A staple in South Africa by Jordan Blekking
Thursday, April 25, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM