"Managing soils as the foundation for sustainable agriculture: what we need from the UN Food System Summit and COP 26"
The 2020 World Food Prize winner, Professor Rattan Lal of Ohio State University (OSU), will be giving the first John Innes Foundation Lecture for the NISD.
Dr. Lal serves as Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and founding Director of the Carbon Management & Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University (OSU). From his humble beginnings as a refugee growing up on a small subsistence farm in India, his determination to learn and succeed in school propelled him to become one of the world’s foremost soil scientists. His pioneering research on the restoration of soil health in Africa, Asia and Latin America led to revelations that impacted agricultural yields, natural resource conservation and climate change mitigation. The agricultural practices Lal advocated are now at the heart of efforts to improve agriculture systems in the tropics and globally.