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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SCIENTIST TO LECTUREON
CLIMATE RESPONSIVE AGRICULTURE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Dr.
Shrikant Jagtap, a research faculty member at the Institute of Food
Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida, will deliver a
lecture titled “Technologies to develop
climate responsive agriculture” at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 during his
visit to Slippery Rock University.
free lecture will be held in the Eisenberg Classroom Building, Room
has been in academia and international agriculture research and
development for 18 years, with responsibilities in research,
teaching and administration. He was a senior agroclimatologist and
head of agro-ecological studies at the International Institute of
Tropical Agriculture in Africa where pioneering work on the use of
agricultural systems analysis, agroclimatology and GIS was
institutionalized and transferred through undergraduate and
graduate training to the nations of sub-Saharan
research at the University of Florida since 1999 has focused on
inter-annual and within season climate variability and its impact
on society. He sees emerging research opportunity to assist rural
communities in the U.S. and in Africa by improving access to
climate information, knowledge and technologies, and aligning them
with the needs of the rural population.