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Thursday, October 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Feed the Future: Innovating for Impact

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This side event, hosted by USAID and its U.S. Government partners in the Feed the Future initiative, will be moderated by author and journalist Roger Thurow and will highlight how investments in agricultural research and capacity development under Feed the Future are impacting lives worldwide. The session will include a panel discussion with major partners from the private sector, U.S. universities, and international research centers; AgTalks from key researchers; and dynamic content showing the impacts of the portfolio and future leaders in agricultural research.

3:30 pm
Welcome and Session Open
Brady Deaton - Chair, Board on International Food & Agricultural Development
3:35 pm
Innovating for Impact
Feed the Future Video
3:40 pm 
Remarks on Research under Feed the Future
Julie Howard - Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to Administrator on Research, Extension and Education, U.S. Agency for International Development
3:50 pm
Panel Discussion – Where has innovation “moved the needle” in food security & nutrition? Where is it falling short?
Moderated by Roger Thurow - Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
- Paresh Verma - Research Director, Shriram Bioseed Limited India
Andy McDonald - Cropping Systems Agronomist,  CIMMYT
Patrick Webb - Dean for Academic Affairs, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

4:30 pm 
Innovation Spotlight – “3G” Potato Seed Production in East Africa
Maria Andrade, International Potato Center (CIP)
4:45 pm
Innovation Spotlights – Index Based Livestock Insurance for Pastoralists 
Andrew Mude, International Livestock Research Institute / Assets & Market Access CRSP
5:00 pm
Innovation Spotlights – Sustainable Intensification in East Africa
Regis Chitokwo, Michigan State University
5:15 pm
Spotlight on Capacity Building
Feed the Future Video and recognition of fellows
5:20 pm
Q&A for Panelists / Presenters
5:30 pm
Session Close by Thurow

After Session Book signing by Thurow (The Last Hunger Season) and informal networking


Please contact Susan Owens at sowens@usaid.gov for additional information.


Thursday October 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Dubuque Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott