A University of Guelph professor has a seat on the United Nations Food Security Panel.
Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute and a geography professor, has been appointed to the steering committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition.
The panel is governed by a steering committee that consists of 15 of the world’s renowned scientists. Each scientist is drawn from research institutions and the public and private sectors, among other constituencies.
In a statement on Friday, Fraser said he is delighted to be working at the highest level internationally to help create more resilient, equitable and sustainable food systems.
“I am honored and thrilled to have been appointed to the HLPE-FSN of the UN Committee on World Food Security,” Fraser said.
Charlotte Yates, University of Guelph president and vice-chancellor, said it is a tremendous honour for Fraser.
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“I am very happy to see his commitment to research and innovation recognized through this appointment,” Yates said.
Fraser also helps lead the university-based research program Food from Thought, which explores how to use big data to reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint.
Governments, institutions or organizations of the nominees select who will be on the HLPE-FSN steering committee.
The committee’s first meeting is in November in Rome, Italy.
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