Currently, I am working at Bioversity International. A pretty awesome place that does pretty awesome work on saving the variety of agriculture this world has to offer! Take that for making a difference!
On Wednesday morning, May 25th, 2011 Professor Swaminathan stopped by to talk about his book “In Search of Biohappiness“. I must say, it is impressive to hear a man with so much knowledge and wisdom to speak so passionate about his work. He didn’t come here to promote his book, at least it did not feel that way, but instead he came to promote his work. To encourage everyone to work together and continue to collaborate for a greater good of those who are still hungry and malnutrition. The words that stuck by me after his presentation are “Biodiversity is Spice of Life” and “Nowadays, we need to run twice as fast in order to remain at the same spot – talking about number of hungry people in the world”.
Here is what our DG said about Professor Swaminathan:
Professor Swaminathan has been acclaimed by TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century. Described by the United Nations Environment Programme as “the Father of Economic Ecology” due to his leadership of the ever-green revolution movement in agriculture, Professor
Swaminathan continues to be an inspiration to millions of people and leading institutions worldwide concerned with sustainable food security, livelihoods, health and biodiversity.
His appointment by the Committee on World Food Security as Chair of the High Level Panel of Experts provides him another opportunity to continue his tireless efforts to ensure food security and better nutrition for all.