Changing the Game: Mexico and Global Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century

Date: 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online

Join the DRCLAS Mexico City Office as they discuss "Changing the Game: Mexico and Global Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century" as part of the 24 Hours of Harvard program.

Join the DRCLAS Mexico City Office as they discuss "Changing the Game: Mexico and Global Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century" as part of the 24 Hours of Harvard program.

A scientific collaboration with potential implications for the improvement of world agriculture is currently underway between Harvard Chemistry Professor Daniel Nocera and Mexican researchers. A DRCLAS Mexico Innovation Fund project is currently testing the ability of a living biofertilizer to continuously accumulate nutrients solely from sunlight, air, and water - and thus the potential to replace the large and centralized process for making fertilizer with a distributed process that would greatly benefit rural producers, not only in Mexico but worldwide. Global North-South research collaborations have a long history of successes, but also of challenges and imbalances. This seminar will discuss the current biofertilizer testing process in Mexico in light of the country's history as a global research site and the challenges for fruitful collaboration between the Global North and South.

Event Presenters:

Daniel Nocera, Rockwood Patterson Professor of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

Dr. Dilek Dogotan Kiper, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Nazario Lopez, Professor of Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado de Morelos

Juan Manuel Sanchez, Professor of Biology, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo

Visit the program website to participate.

https://worldwide.harvard.edu/24hh-24-hours-harvard

Contact:
international_affairs@harvard.edu

See also: Climate