Food Science Building, Room 101, G.H. Cook Campus
SPEAKER: DYNO KEATINGE
DIRECTOR GENERAL , AVRDC
Dyno Keatinge holds a Doctorate in Agriculture from Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and is Visiting Professor of Tropical Agriculture at The University of Reading, UK. He has global expertise in crop agronomy and he has worked at a range of international agricultural research centers --- ICARDA (Syria), IITA (Nigeria) and ICRISAT (India). Presently, he is Director General of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center based in Taiwan, vice-Chair of the Global Horticultural Initiative and on the Advisory Committee to the USAID HORT CRSP.
His driving concern is to encourage people to consume a sufficient but better balanced diet. Overcoming malnutrition is his principal goal. This implies not only vitamin and mineral deficiency problems but also imbalanced nutrition from excess carbohydrate and fat consumption, which is causing obesity and now commonly serious human diseases such as type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.