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Tribal Research Partnerships: Indigenous Agroforestry, Food Security and Sovereignty

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Join us for a webinar series highlighting opportunities and challenges of transdisciplinary approaches within agricultural research. Presented by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the National Agricultural Library, the seminar series will examine strategies for implementing transdisciplinary approaches, team-building and overcoming challenges to encourage the adoption of and training in transdisciplinary systems.

The next  webinar highlights opportunities and challenges of transdisciplinary approaches within tribal agroforestry and food security research. The panel will include a diversity of tribal, academic, non-governmental organization, and U.S. Department of Agriculture transdisciplinary research approaches, how and in what ways this research is serving tribal communities and overcoming challenges. Panelists will share information about what processes fosters success among research partnership teams, and highlights the role of partners in large-scale projects.

Moderator/Co-organizer:  Frank K. Lake, Research Ecologist/PSW Tribal Liaison, USDA Forest Service

Jennifer Sowerwine, Associate Professor of Cooperative Extension, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley

Vikki Preston, Cultural Resources Tech lll, Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources

Heather Rickard, Plants Program coordinator. Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources

Kathy McCovey, Karuk Cultural Practitioner and NIFA AFRI and other food security project mentor and research partner

This is the fourth webinar in the Transdisciplinary Approaches webinar series. Stay tuned for more webinars. Contact Dr. Jessica Shade with questions.

Reasonable Accommodation Services
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Jessica Shade at no later than 10 days before the webinar.   

Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to limited English proficient individuals upon request. If you need interpretation or translation services, please visit NIFA Language Access Services or contact Lois Tuttle, Equal Opportunity Specialist, at or (443) 386-9488 no later than 10 days before the webinar. 

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