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Afghanistan: Sowing the Seeds of Progress

Wednesday, Oct. 7th
4:30 p.m.

Forbes Conference Room
Lucas Hall
Refreshments provided
Sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute
RSVP by Monday, Oct. 5th
All are welcome!

Edward O'Malley, MBA '78, will discuss his work on the Mazar Food Initiative (MFI), a USAID funded project in northern Afghanistan. Through the MFI, farmers are educated, trained, and empowered to make the most of their crop or their herd, which generates more income for their families and results in better access to food for their communities.

About the Food for Thought Speaker Series
The Food for Thought Speaker Series is sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the Leavey School of Business and features lectures focused on topics related to food, agribusiness, and social and environmental responsibility. The Food for Thought Speaker Series is part of the enrichment opportunities offered to undergraduate students interested in the Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Pathway and graduate MBA students interested in the Food & Agribusiness concentration.

About Edward O'Malley, MBA '78
Edward O'Malley received his MBA in Agribusiness from Santa Clara University in 1978. Has over 25 years of global experience in the food industry in marketing and supply chain management. Mr. O'Malley worked for Dole Foods for 14 years in marketing and logistics, including 2 years in the Philippines as Operations Manager. International sales and marketing experience in over 15 countries. He launched Sunkist Pistachios in China, England and Sweden. He served as Managing Director of Chalice Wines in the Georgia Republic. Mr. O'Malley has agricultural development experience on USAID funded projects in Russia (1994) and Afghanistan (2009) as Director of the Mazar Food Initiative. He was previously Vice-President of Supply Chain with Albert's Organics.

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Edward O'Malley
Food & Agribusiness Institute
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