Dr. Hans Herren
, 1995 World Food Prize Laureate, will be in Iowa April 7 and 8 to deliver two public lectures on college campuses. Dr. Herren is president of the Millennium Institute, an international non-governmental organization that facilitates sustainable development. He won the 1995 World Food Prize for his work leading a biological pest control campaign in Africa, successfully fighting the cassava mealybug and averting a massive food shortage.
Dr. Herren will give the 2013 Shivvers Memorial Lecture at Iowa State University, sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The event, free and open to the public, will take place Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room in Memorial Union.
On Monday, April 8, Dr. Herren will speak at the University of Northern Iowa. His presentation, "Changing Course in Global Agriculture," will start at 7 p.m. in the Center for Energy & Environmental Education.
Read more about his visit in this Wallace's Farmer article here.