Rebuilding Bogota’s Agricultural Foundation (PAEP 41)

October 20th, 2017

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For this episode, Purdue University Professor of Agricultural Economics, Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer talks with host Ken Foster about his current project in Bogotá, Colombia. The Bogotá area is facing large population displacement due to a civil war. To alleviate issues surrounding displacement, Bogotá leaders reached out to Purdue University researchers requesting assistance to help increase the capacity of their local agricultural development. Lowenberg-DeBoer’s research aims to harness the agricultural potential of the area by working with locals to teach and incorporate innovative tools so that they can make smarter agricultural decisions.