Solving the World's Challenges: Food Insecurity
From Janis Shearer
To access the recording to Dr. Esther Ngumbi’s presentation, please follow this link https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_47p74rfa.Dr. Esther Ngumbi is an Assistant Professor in Entomology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois. She is a senior food security fellow with the New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. As an entomologist, her research has focused on understanding the multifaceted uses of chemical signals by herbivores, natural enemies, plants and their associated microorganisms. In addition, Dr. Ngumbi’s research studying beneficial soil microbes seeks to find microbial-based solutions for improving crop production, alleviating flooding and drought stress in crop plants and sustainable pest management. Believing that global sustainability issues like hunger and food insecurity affect all of us, Dr. Ngumbi works as a food security advocate and researcher and has continued to demonstrate visionary and inspirational leadership in the pursuit of a sustainable future where hunger and food insecurity are eradicated.