In the movement towards a regenerative and equitable agriculture system, there has been one notable blind spot–the fiber and textile sector. Natural fiber/textile crops like cotton, hemp, wool, and leather have steadily lost ground to petroleum-based synthetics, while farmers struggle to profit from these crops. Meanwhile, sustainable textiles are emerging as the next wave of […]
This Fireside Chat would feature Michael Kremer, a development economist who is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies at Harvard University. In 2019 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, together with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee,”for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” In addition, recognizing Dr. Kremer’s co-founding of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), the conversation will include his perpective on the value of innovation in international development as DIV marks its 10 year anniversary this year.