Host: Stan Blade
Overview of challenges; public policy responses — Brent Swallow
Private responses in agriculture and food — Ellen Goddard
Brent Swallow is an agricultural economist with 30 years of experience working at the interface of agriculture and the environment. He spent 20 years living and working in Africa, and has supervised UofA graduate students in research in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, India, Peru, Bangladesh and China. He teaches courses on food systems and the economics of world food and agriculture. In Alberta he conducts research on conversion of agricultural land and food deserts. He has conducted research on climate smart agricultural practices in Kenya and China.
Ellen Goddard is an agricultural economist with 35 years of experience working in consumer behaviour and food marketing. She is currently the Co-operative Chair in Agricultural Marketing and Business at the University of Alberta, has also worked at the University of Guelph and University of Melbourne. She teaches about agricultural co-operatives, agricultural marketing and globalization. Her current research focuses on the acceptance of new agricultural technologies by consumers and producers, and changing consumer behaviour for meat and other livestock products. She recently served on the Alberta Local Food Council and the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the Socio-Economic Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance.