LUNCHBOX Talk: Using Our Global Seed Heritage To Address Climate Change in the Age of Consolidation of Seed Ownership
with Michael Sligh, Program Director, Rural Advancement Foundation International
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Michael Sligh, long-time local Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) staffer, discusses the challenges, opportunities and urgent need for greater protection, utilization and resources for our common global heritage of Seeds and Breeds. Participants learn of RAFI’s current national and international efforts to protect farmers and breeders rights to save and improve seeds and updates on their seed breeding and pollinator habitat work here in NC.
About LUNCHBOX Talks: Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture! Pre-registration required.
About the presenter:
Michael Sligh is a program director for Rural Advancement Foundation International - (RAFI). He manages policy, research and education regarding agricultural best practices, agro-biodiversity, plant breeding, organic, identity preserved and a range of food justice, fair trade and other value-added food labeling, and marketing issues. He has more than 30 years' experience in best agricultural practices and policy analysis, including both domestic and international work. He is a part-time farmer, a writer and holds a degree in cultural anthropology. He is a co-convener of the Seeds and Breeds for the 21st Coalition.