The Reality of Food Aid: Bill Pritchard at TEDxSydney

“To solve global food insecurity, the first step is to know the right question to ask.” Bill Pritchard, human geographer, challenges our views on what it takes to create a food-secure world. Bill is an Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Sydney, where he teaches and researches on food, agriculture and rural and regional development. 

He embraces a geographer’s passion to understand the world, believing that the best way to understand an issue is to see it first hand and talk directly to the people involved. Since 2004 he has been working on a series of research projects in India dealing with issues of agricultural change and food security. He has published around 50 scholarly articles and book chapters, and is co-author of “Feeding India: Livelihoods, Entitlements and Capabilities”, to be published by Earthscan later in 2013.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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