Welcome to the Marion Area Rotary Club/Foundation web Site!
The Rotary Meeting will be held in the May Pavilion at the Palace Theatre
276 West Center Street Marion, OH 43302
March 11, 2014
FEEDING THE WORLD IN 2050
Wayne Rowe is introducing us to Doug Southgate, Ph.D., who is a natural resource economist and professor of agriculture, environmental, and development economics at The Ohio State University. He has studied environmental problems facing developing countries, with primary focus on Latin America. His international work has taken him to 15 Latin American, Caribbean, and African countries. In Ecuador (1990-1993), Dr. Southgate worked with the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) as an advisor on development and economic issues. Dr. Southgate has written numerous books, chapters, and journal articles on topics such as tropical deforestation, hydrocarbon development, the economics of watershed management and related topics. With two other authors, Dr. Southgate recently completed the second edition of The World Food Economy, published by John Wiley in 2011. In addition to his teaching duties, Doug is Associate Director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center at The Ohio State University, which addresses accelerated oil and gas development in Ohio. He is a frequent contributor to the Columbus Dispatch and frequent speaker at the Columbus Council on World Affairs.
Dr. Southgate’s topic, “Feeding the World in 2050” is looking ahead to a world population which recently passed 7 billion and is headed north of 9 billion by 2050. Can mass starvation be avoided? Today, Dr. Southgate will provide a fascinating and fact-based assessment on this important topic.
Winners of 4—Way Test Competition: 1) Brooke Bullock – Ridgedale, 2) Emily Griffith – River Valley, 3) Kayleigh Fisher - Pleasant, 4) Kier Scott – Harding.
The Invocation today will given by Rob Howard and David Tharp will greet you.
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