Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. Join us for a Chats in the Stacks talk by Prabhu Pingali, editor of the new book Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World (1st Edition/Routledge, May 2017). Thursday, November 2, at 4:00 pm | Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160 He will discuss the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development and the greatest challenges facing the developing world. As societies adapt to the transformation process, institutional changes are needed to address food and nutrition security. Contributing authors are eminent international scholars who have been actively engaged in these contemporary debates. Prabhu Pingali is a professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Human Ecology. He is the founding director of the Tata-Cornell Institute of Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). Prior to joining Cornell, he was the deputy director of the Agricultural Development Division of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, from 2008 to May 2013. Light refreshments served. The book talk series at Mann Library is supported by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund. For more information, visit https://mannlib.cornell.edu/ or call (607) 255-5406.