Catholic Relief Services in Malawi: Sustainable Development & Agriculture

Come enjoy a sustainable, vegetarian lunch* and meet Micter Chaola, Agriculture Specialist for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Malawi,  a country in southern Africa that relies heavily on agriculture. Micter will explain his role in CRS initiatives like improved seed and education surrounding farming techniques, which have given many of the most vulnerable Malawians a chance survive the dry season, flooding, and avert hunger.

Micter works to combat Malawi’s long history of hunger due to inadequate rainfall and high temperatures or flooding which results in crops drying out or washing away, leaving Malawians with no prospects of food or income.

From working with community structures and volunteers to identify connections between research and implementation, Micter is well-versed in understanding the needs of those who rely on farming to survive. Holding a master’s degree in International Rural Development from the Royal Agriculture University in the United Kingdom, he has been a part of the international development humanitarian community for 10+ years.

 

*RSVP required by Jan. 22 to cwcit@depaul.edu.
(Limited seating; lunch provided, courtesy of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Professors.)

Wednesday, January 24 at 11:30am to 12:45pm

McGowan South, 204 (Environmental Science conference room)
1110 W Belden Ave

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