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Sunday, October 14
 

12:00pm

Lecture Series: "Food Security: Are we making progress? - The role of the International Potato Center"
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Director General, International Potato Center (CIP)
Dr. Pamela Anderson (USA) has been Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP) since May 2005. CIP is one of fifteen international agricultural research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to becoming Director General, she served as the Deputy Director General of Research at CIP (2002-2005) and as Senior Entomologist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00am
Ensminger Room Iowa State Univeristy, 1204 Kildee Hall

12:00pm

Hall of Laureates Open House
Sunday October 14, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates 100 Locust St.

2:00pm

The Bryant Park String Quartet Public Concert
Sunday October 14, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Avenue
 
Monday, October 15
 

8:00pm

Norman Borlaug Lecture - Daniel Hillel


Dr. Daniel Hillel, the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate and Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will be presenting the annual "Norman Borlaug Lecture: Soil, Water, Energy & Ecosystems in a Changing Climate."  The lecture will take place in the Sun Room in Memorial Union at Iowa State University and is free and open to the public. 


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hillel

Daniel Hillel

2012 Laureate, World Food Prize
Statement of Achievement First drawn to the critical needs of the water supply in arid regions during his years of living in a small settlement in the highlands of the Negev Desert, the new approach Dr. Hillel developed provided for a low-volume, high-frequency, calibrated water supply to plants. As such, his research led to a dramatic shift from the prevailing method of irrigation used in the first half of the twentieth century: applying... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Iowa State University-Sun Room Ames, Iowa
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

7:00am

AECF Breakfast Round Table Meeting

André Dellevoet, Executive Manager

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

 

Invites you for a Breakfast Round Table Meeting

To discuss:

“What the AECF Investments can do for your company!”

Date:     Tuesday 16th October 2012

Time:     07:00 – 08:00 a.m.

Venue:  Salon D, 2nd Floor, Des Moines Marriott

 

Please contact Joan Abila-Oballa at JAbila@agra.org for additional information. 

 


Tuesday October 16, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Salon D (2nd floor)

7:00am

AECF Breakfast Round Table Meeting

André Dellevoet, Executive Manager

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

 

Invites you for a Breakfast Round Table Meeting

To discuss:

“What the AECF Investments can do for your company!”

Date:     Tuesday 16th October 2012

Time:     07:00 – 08:00 a.m.

Venue:  Salon D, 2nd Floor, Des Moines Marriott

 

Please contact Joan Abila-Oballa at JAbila@agra.org for additional information. 

 


Tuesday October 16, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Salon D (2nd floor)

8:30am

Iowa Hunger Summit


The Iowa Hunger Summit
 seeks to gather leaders from across Iowa representing community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, social agencies, churches and religious communities, schools and universities, and other individuals and groups that lead or participate in projects to confront hunger. Join us at the 2012 Iowa Hunger Summit as we:

- Celebrate the many outstanding efforts of Iowans toward ensuring adequate food for all;
- Encourage Iowans to continue and expand these efforts; and
- Increase statewide awareness of hunger, poverty, and related issues.

The 2012 Hunger Summit features a full day of events:
8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
8:30 a.m.
Coffee & Networking: Open to all Iowa Hunger Summit Participants
9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Kenneth Quinn - President, World Food Prize Foundation
9:15 a.m.
Partnerships for Healthy Ecosystems: Organized by the Heartland Global Health Consortium
10:00 a.m.
Keynote: Senior Hunger in America – An Analysis & Call to Action:
JoAnn Jenkins - President, AARP Foundation
10:50 a.m.
Open Data Showcase: Organized by USAID
12 p.m.
The Hunger Luncheon & Keynote: The Faces of Hunger:
Howard G. Buffett - President, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
1:30 p.m.
The State of Hunger Fighting Coalitions in Iowa:
Featuring representatives from Iowa organizations
2:15 p.m.
Hunger Fighting Coalitions Across America:
Featuring representatives from out-of-state organizations
3:00 p.m. 
Hunger Summit Reception: Open to all Iowa Hunger Summit Participants

The Iowa Hunger Summit is free and open to the public. All participants must register and tickets are required for entry. Register at www.iowahungersummit.org.

Please contact Anastasia Morrissey at amorrissey@worldfoodprize.org, and Stephen Lauer at slauer@worldfoodprize.org for additional information.

 


Speakers
avatar for Howard G. Buffett

Howard G. Buffett

President, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Howard G. Buffett grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been active in business, politics, philanthropy, agriculture, conservation and photography. He currently spends the majority of his time managing the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation. Mr. Buffett operates a 1,240-acre (502 ha) family farm in central Illinois, manages a 400-acre (162 ha) family-owned farm in eastern Nebraska, and oversees two... Read More →
avatar for Libby Crimmings

Libby Crimmings

Regional Field Director, Midwest, The ONE Campaign
Libby is the Regional Field Director for the ONE Campaign based in Des Moines, IA. She started her work with ONE in 2007 as the Iowa ONE Vote State Director and today covers the Midwest including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, and South Dakota based in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a proud Des Moines native and a graduate of Iowa State University. Libby grew up always campaigning and being an active participant in Iowa... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ann Jenkins

Jo Ann Jenkins

President, AARP Foundation
As president of the AARP Foundation, Jo Ann Jenkins provides leadership across the Foundation areas of development, litigation and programs. The AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable arm, is dedicated to helping struggling, low-income older Americans meet their basic needs for food, shelter and medical care so they, too, can age with dignity. The AARP Foundation serves more than 5 million vulnerable seniors every year. With more than 25 years... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:30am - 3:00pm
Hall of Cities (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

8:45am

BIFAD Public Meeting: The Nexus of Human Health, Nutrition and Agriculture


BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (BIFAD) AGENDA
“The Nexus of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Health”

PUBLIC MEETING
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Salons B/C, Second Floor

8:45 a.m.
Chair Brady Deaton opens meeting and reviews agenda

Welcome by World Food Prize Foundation President Ambassador Kenneth Quinn
Old Business
New Business

9:00am
Updates on USG Feed the Future/G8 “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition”
Julie Howard - Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID

9:20am
How are USAID Efforts Progressing for the Nexus of Health, Nutrition and Agriculture after a Natural Disaster: The USAID/BIFAD Haiti Visit Report
Dr. Elsa Murano - BIFAD member
The Honorable Marty McVey - BIFAD member

9:45 am
Review of Research Models Working on Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Health: The Report by CRSP Review Team and BIFAD
Dr. Brady Deaton - BIFAD Chair
Dr. Robert J. Jones - Sr. Vice-President, University of Minnesota
USAID Response: Robert Bertram - Director, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy, Bureau for Food Security, USAID

10:25-10:45 am
Public Comment Period

PUBLIC MEETING (cont.)

10:45-11:00 am
Break                 

11:00 am
Panel One: Key issues in Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Development  
(semi-circle moderated discussion)

Moderator:
 Jo Luck - BIFAD Board member

-
Promoting improved nutrition while enhancing agriculture:  Analysis of why is it so hard to do and to demonstrate?
Dr. Patrick Webb – Nutrition CRSP, Tufts University

- CGIAR’s Research Program 4:  Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health - Application of research results
Dr. John McDermott – IFPRI

- Q&A – BIFAD members first, then audience, time-permitting

12:00pm
Update on USAID Higher Education Solutions Network
Alex Dehgan - USAID Science Advisor

12:30– 1:30pm
BIFAD Executive Luncheon (Marriott Waterloo Room)

1:45 pm
Panel Two: Key Mechanisms for Effective University Involvement in Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Development 
(semi-circle moderated discussion)
Moderator: Gebisa Ejeta - BIFAD member

- How Universities can play a role in the Development of Current Guidance for Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Development
Dr. Anna Herforth – World Bank

- Role of Nutrition and Agriculture in Post-Conflict Development: Role for Universities in Program Implementation
Dr. Emily Levitt Ruppert – World Vision International

2:45 pm
Respondent: Dr. Sally Abbott - Nutrition and Food Security Technical Adviser, USAID Global Health

3:00pm
BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a USAID CRSP
BIFAD Chair Brady Deaton, BIFAD member William DeLauder

- Awards given to recipients, then a 3-5 minute presentation by each recipient
CRSP Research Award Winner – Dr. James E. Simon, Rutgers University
CRSP Student Award Winner – Geraldine Mukeshimana, Michigan State University               

3:20pm
Public Comment Period

3:45pm
Public Meeting Adjourned

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


Speakers
avatar for Brady J. Deaton

Brady J. Deaton

Chancellor, University of Missouri
Chancellor Brady J. Deaton became the 21st chief executive officer of the University of Missouri on Oct. 4, 2004. With many years of service to MU and experience in public higher education, Dr. Deaton brings an international perspective, a record of national leadership, and a strong devotion to Mizzou to his position. Dr. Deaton began his journey in higher education as a student at the University of Kentucky... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:45am - 3:30pm
Salon B & C

11:00am

Lecture Series - Pamela Anderson


Dr. Pamela Anderson, Director of the Potato Center in Peru and Director General of CIP will be giving a guest lecture in the George Daily Auditorium at William Penn University presenting "World Food Day 2012: Challenges for Your Generation.”  


Speakers
avatar for Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Director General, International Potato Center (CIP)
Dr. Pamela Anderson (USA) has been Director General of the International Potato Center (CIP) since May 2005. CIP is one of fifteen international agricultural research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Prior to becoming Director General, she served as the Deputy Director General of Research at CIP (2002-2005) and as Senior Entomologist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
William Penn University-George Daily Auditorium 1800 N. 3rd St. Oskaloosa, IA

1:30pm

2nd Annual Iowa Tanzania Summit


The event, hosted by Empower Tanzania, will bring together interested groups and individuals in sharing their work with and in Tanzania. The event will consist of a speaker panel presentation, with a networking event immediately following. There will be African music playing during the networking event for guests to enjoy. RSVP requested.

Keynote Speaker will be:
Her Excellency Mwanaidi S. Maajar - Ambassador to the United States from the United Republic of Tanzania

This year’s program includes speakers from Tanzania and Iowa, and other rural development specialists.  Like last year, it promises to be a great event for connecting and getting to know each other, and we hope for a big crowd.  Admission is free, we just need a head count in advance for room size and refreshments afterwards.

Agenda:

Registration 

Welcome 
Phil Latessa - President, ETI
Greeting
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn - President, World Food Prize
Speaker Introductions
Glen Rippke - Vice President, ETI
"Tanzania Today”
Her Excellency Mwanaidi S. Maajar - Ambassador to the United States from the United Republic of Tanzania
“Nutrition, Health and Education: Global Experience for Global Resource Systems Majors” 
Dr. Dorothy Masinde - Lecturer and Internship Coordinator for Africa, Global Resource Systems Major, Iowa State University

 BREAK: 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“Hermetic Corn Storage for Smallholders in Tanzania”
Dr. Carl Bern - Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystem Engineer, University Professor and Registered Professional Engineer
“Tanzania – Gender Based Violence: Issue for Action”
Dr. Allan Hoffman - President, Emeritus-Santa Barbara Graduate Institute; Founder & Former Dir., Ctr. for the Prevention of Community Violence
Discussions and Announcements:  Audience Program Initiatives

Adjourn for Networking Reception

Please contact Chris Catrenich at Chris.Catrenich@dmu.edu for additional information.


Tuesday October 16, 2012 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Salon D (2nd floor)

3:00pm

Truth About Trade & Technology Global Farmer Roundtable


The Global Farmer Roundtable, hosted by Truth About Trade & Technology, is held each October as a side event of the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, and gathers farmers from around the world to discuss the current issues in food production. Dr. Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, challenged the world’s farmers to collaborate – learning from each other by sharing their collective experiences, wisdom and knowledge.  He reminded all of us that the “successful revolutions of the past can be templates for our actions and a resource to maintain our morale.”

 

In that spirit, the Global Farmer Roundtable features a facilitated dialogue among global farmers to better understand and address the challenges of filling an increasing food and nutritional security gap. Through dialogue and time spent together they discover commonalities, share their challenges, discuss tools, technologies and strategies that can be adopted to meet these challenges, and are empowered to meet the demands of closing the food gap through shared work, message and mission.

 

Please contact Mary Boote at mjboote@att.net for additional information.


Tuesday October 16, 2012 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon A (2nd floor)

4:00pm

Interfaith Service Celebrating Dr. Daniel Hillel's Contributions to Peace and Understanding

Organized by members of Iowa's religious community, free and open to all! 

Dr. Daniel Hillel will be awarded the 2012 World Food Prize for his role in conceiving and implementing a radically new mode of bringing water to crops in airid and dry land regions - known as "micro-irrigation". Dr. Hillel's pioneering scientific work in Israel revolutionized food production, first in the Middle East, and then in other regions around the world over the past five decades. His work increased crop yields while maximizing efficient water usage and minimizing environmental degradation. Through his work, Dr. Hillel united people from all cultures and walks of life, building peace on a foundation of food and water security for all.

Service commences at 4:00pm

Location: St. John's Lutheran Church
600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact: Neil Salowitz


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hillel

Daniel Hillel

2012 Laureate, World Food Prize
Statement of Achievement First drawn to the critical needs of the water supply in arid regions during his years of living in a small settlement in the highlands of the Negev Desert, the new approach Dr. Hillel developed provided for a low-volume, high-frequency, calibrated water supply to plants. As such, his research led to a dramatic shift from the prevailing method of irrigation used in the first half of the twentieth century: applying... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John's Lutheran Church 600 6th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

7:00am

Borlaug CAST Communication Award Presentation followed by Alliance to Feed the Future Program


This event consists of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award breakfast and presentation cohosted by CAST and the CropLife Foundation, followed by a program on the Alliance to Feed the Future hosted by IFIC.  Registration is encouraged. 

Please RSVP by clicking here.

Please contact Melissa Sly at msly@cast-science.org for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:00am - 10:00am
Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, & Dubuque Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:15am

Harnessing U.S. University Partnerships for Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition: The USAID-funded Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP)


This event will highlight the work of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), a group of agricultural research activities that are jointly funded by USAID and U.S. universities. CRSP researchers seek scientific solutions to overcome hunger and poverty. The CRSPs build scientific and institutional capacity working with students and researchers to conduct activities to increase food security and resiliency in rural communities, build agricultural market systems, and advance the agricultural productivity frontier for both staple and high value horticultural crops, livestock and fish.  They have helped to design and promote “climate smart” agricultural techniques for small farmers in developing countries. CRSP representatives (CRSP Directors/faculty /students) will showcase the CRSP approach to research and partnerships as well as several recent projects in a panel and a poster gallery. The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) awardees for scientific excellence will also be introduced.

 

Please contact Caitlin Nordehn at cnordehn@culturalpractice.com for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:15am - 9:00am
Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

8:00am

Truth About Trade & Technology Global Farmer Roundtable (Day 2)

The Global Farmer Roundtable, hosted by Truth About Trade & Technology, is held each October as an invitation-only side event of the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, and gathers farmers from around the world to discuss the current issues in food production.   Dr. Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, challenged the world’s farmers to collaborate – learning from each other by sharing their collective experiences, wisdom and knowledge.  He reminded all of us that the “successful revolutions of the past can be templates for our actions and a resource to maintain our morale.”

 

In that spirit, the Global Farmer Roundtable features a facilitated dialogue among global farmers to better understand and address the challenges of filling an increasing food and nutritional security gap. Through dialogue and time spent together they discover commonalities, share their challenges, discuss tools, technologies and strategies that can be adopted to meet these challenges, and are empowered to meet the demands of closing the food gap through shared work, message and mission.

 

Please contact Mary Boote at mjboote@att.net for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 8:00am - 11:00am
Salon A (2nd floor)

8:30am

Consultative Workshop on Responsible Investments in African Agriculture


The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa will host a Consultative Workshop on Responsible Investments in African Agriculture at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel’s Salon B and C on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30-11:30 AM. The event will bring together public, private and civil society leaders to discuss and identify effective models for designing and implementing responsible agricultural investments in Africa that benefit multiple stakeholders, including local farmers, private investors, governments and consumers. 

 

The event format has plenary and working group sessions. Speakers include Hon. Jose Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture – Mozambique; Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development, USAID/BFS; and Hon. Jose Fernandez, Assistant Secretary for Economic & Business Affairs, US State Department.

 

Registration for the event is requested. Please go here to complete the process.

 

Please contact Martina Fongyen at  mfongyen@partnership-africa.org for information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Salon B & C (2nd floor)

9:00am

Heartland Global Health Consortium Annual Conference: Partnering for a Healthy Ecosphere


The Global Health conference consists of speakers and student poster presentations on a variety of topics dealing with public health issues. This event will be hosted by the Heartland Global Health Consortium at the DMU campus, and registration is requested. Please go here to register for the event. You may also register on site from 9:00-9:30am. Official events begin at 9:30am. For a detailed agenda and other information, please visit our official page.

 

Please contact Chris Catrenich at Chris.Catrenich@dmu.edu for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 9:00am - 3:30am
Des Moines University 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50312

9:00am

USDA Panel Discussion - Saving the Planet: Youth and Agriculture


Speakers include: 
- Patricia R Sheikh - Deputy Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
- Charlie Feezel - Education Program Director, World Cocoa Foundation
- Kevin C. Marrinacci - President, Fabretto Children’s Foundation
- Kelsey C. Smith - Student, Virginia Tech University, Dairy Sciences
- A 2012 USDA Borlaug Fellow

Please contact Liliana Bachelder at Liliana.Bachelder@fas.usda.gov for more information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 9:00am - 11:30am
Marriott Lobby

11:00am

3rd Annual Global Harvest Initiative GAP Report® Announcement Luncheon


Executive Director Dr. Margaret Zeigler and the Board of Directors invite you to The Global Harvest Initiative’s 3rd Annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) Announcement Luncheon, where GHI will be joined by special guest speakers to release its updated analysis of global and regional trends in agricultural productivity to meet the demands of a growing world.

Speakers Include:
- Dr. Christopher Delgado - Strategy and Policy Adviser for Agriculture, WORLD BANK
- Dr. Keith Fuglie - Branch Chief for Resource, Environmental and Science Policy Resource and Rural Economic Division, ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE, USDA
- Mr. Rajesh Kumar - Smallholder Farmer, INDIA
- Dr. Margaret Zeigler - Executive Director, GLOBAL HARVEST INITIATIVE

Lunch will be served during this event.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://gap2012.eventbrite.com.

Please contact John Gordon at Gordon@proactivecommunications.com for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

11:30am

Collaborating for Growth: How public-private partnerships are improving nutrition, productivity and sustainability


Join CropLife International and a panel of experts for a discussion on how unique, new
partnerships will create economic and environmental benefits for farm communities. Panelists will share stories on three high-profile partnerships that are breaking new ground to provide greater global nutrition, crop yields and farmer advocacy.

Speakers Include:

-Denis Kyetere - Executive Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation
Sharing the success of the Water Efficient Maize for Africa Project

-Marc Albertsen - Senior Researcher Fellow, DuPont-Pioneer
Presenting Progress of the African Biofortified Sorghum Project

- Robert Carlson - President, World Farmers Organization
Discussing achievements of the Farming First Coalition

Moderated by:
Frank Sesno - Former CNN anchor, Emmy-award winning journalist, and creator/host ofPlant Forward on PBS and BloombergTV

Lunch will be served during the session.

Please contact Alexander Rinkus at alex.rinkus@croplife.org for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Davenport & Dubuque Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

11:30am

Creating the Menu for a Well-Fed World: Partnership in Action


A global food system must respond to the health and well-being of people and the planet. Today, our distribution, production, and consumption of food often fall short of that goal. Today almost 80% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and rely on farming. Yet, their productive potential is held back by constrained resources, reduced investments in agriculture, and lack of markets and infrastructure. Flip the food system coin, and you find a surfeit of food calories in the developed world putting entire populations at risk of early onset diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

 

It is the part of the same food system. And it can be fixed. But there is no one recipe, and partnerships will have to prepare the menu.

 

Join Oxfam America, the 30 Project, and Chef José Andrés at a luncheon at the opening of the World Food Prize, 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms, Downtown Marriott. Attendees will be served a “meal with a story” prepared by the culinary staff of the Marriott, and will hear remarks from Oxfam America CEO, Ray Offenheiser; 30 Project President and Founder, Ellen Gustafson; and Chef José Andrés. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP required. To respond go to Well-Fed World

 

Please contact Jim French at jfrench@oxfamamerica.org for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

12:30pm

Lecture Series - R.S. Shanthakumar Hopper


Dr. R.S. Shanthakumar Hopper, Director of JRD Tata Ecotechnology Centre, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation will be presenting a guest lecture entitled, "Bioindustrial Watersheds-An innovative approach to Rainfed Livelihood and Food Security in diverse ecosystem regions in India." Dr. Hopper will be presenting as part of Simpson College's "Small College, Big Question" series. 


Speakers
avatar for R.S. Shanthakumar Hopper

R.S. Shanthakumar Hopper

Director, JRD Tata Echotechnology Centre
Dr. Romell Hopper holds a doctorate in Botany (1987) focused in the workings of Biofertilisers  - Technology development and dissemination. His post-doctoral work was on the Genetics of Algae for an Indo–US collaborative project (1987-1990). He joined the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation – MSSRF (1991 -2000) as the National Project Director of the Biovillage programme, which initially started in India, China and Indonesia... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Simpson College - Jordan Lecture Hall Carver 215, Carver Science Building 701 N. C St. Indianola, IA 50125

1:00pm

Opening Remarks


Kenneth Quinn - President, World Food Prize Foundation


Speakers
avatar for Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

President, World Food Prize Foundation
Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn, former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, assumed the leadership of the World Food Prize Foundation on January 1, 2000, following his retirement from the State Department after a 32 year career in the Foreign Service.  | | Inspired by the vision of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the founder of the World Food Prize, Ambassador Quinn has endeavored to build this annual $250,000 award into “the Nobel Prize for Food... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

1:15pm

Plenary Address - Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé


Peter Brabeck-Letmathe - Chairman of the Board, Nestlé


Speakers
avatar for Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe led the Nestlé Group from 1997 to 2008, first as CEO, till 2005, and then as Chairman and CEO. In April 2008, he handed over the office of CEO and remained Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A. Born in 1944 in Austria, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe graduated from the University of World Trade in Vienna with a degree in Economics. After joining the Nestlé Group in 1968, he spent a significant part of his career... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:15pm - 1:40pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

1:40pm

Setting the Stage - One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World Sustainably?


Speakers Include:

Sir Gordon Conway - Professor of International Development, Imperial College London
Gebisa Ejeta - Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics & International Agriculture, Purdue University
Susan Godwin - Smallholder Farmer, Nigeria
Jane Karuku - President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Roger Thurow (Moderator) - Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs


As the global population stretches past seven billion, so will the total number of hungry people in the world continue to grow. Nearly one billion people today lack a sufficient caloric supply to maintain a minimum daily energy requirement. This is largely a product of the uneven distribution of food, arable land, and other resources—there is arguably enough food to feed the entire world population, but not everyone has equal access to the means to procure or produce it. The pressures of climate change will affect the entire food supply chain, but will be disproportionately felt by smallholder farmers, who may also lack access to other resources and technologies.

This session will discuss on a high level the future landscape of feeding a growing population in a world affected by environmental, geopolitical, technological and other pressing challenges.

Specifically, this conversation will explore the following:
- How can we put current issues in perspective with regard to the future? Where should we prioritize?
- What do we have to look forward to in terms of developments to combat global hunger?
- What are some important questions regarding this issue that have yet to be asked?
- What does it really mean to cultivate effective partnerships? Why are some effective and some not?
- How do we advance agricultural development while minimizing environment impact?
- How do we bring all interests and stakeholders to the table in an equitable manner?


Speakers
avatar for Gordon Conway

Gordon Conway

Professor of International Development, Imperial College London
Gordon Conway trained in agricultural ecology, attending the universities of Bangor, Cambridge, West Indies (Trinidad) and California (Davis). In the 1960’s he was a pioneer of sustainable agriculture developing integrated pest management programs for the State of Sabah in Malaysia. He joined Imperial College in 1970 setting up the Centre for Environmental Technology in 1976. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived and worked extensively in Asia... Read More →
avatar for Gebisa Ejeta

Gebisa Ejeta

Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics & International Development, Purdue University
Gebisa Ejeta is Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and International Agriculture at Purdue University. Professor Ejeta also serves as Executive Director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security.  His research is focused on the genetic improvement of sorghum for enhanced productivity, nutritional quality, and resistance to pests, diseases, and environmental stress. Professor Ejeta has served several agencies in an... Read More →
avatar for Susan Godwin

Susan Godwin

Smallholder Farmer, Nigeria
Married and the mother of two boys and three girls, Godwin was recognized earlier this year as the 2012 Female Food Hero in Nigeria. Oxfam and three other organizations launched the Female Food Hero competition as a way to recognize women for their essential contribution to food security and nutrition in their families, communities and country. After a panel of five judges representing the public, private, and nonprofit sectors reviewed the... Read More →
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Jane Karuku

President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Mrs Karuku, President of AGRA, is a Kenyan with over 20 years of experience most of which have been in the agriculture sector. Mrs Karuku joined AGRA on April 16, 2012 from Telkom Kenya, where she was the Deputy Chief Executive and Secretary General since July 2010. During her tenure she was credited with the transformation of the organisation by working closely with the Chief Executive and parent company Orange this led to the creation of a... Read More →
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Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he served as a Journal foreign correspondent, based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia and the... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

3:00pm

Plenary Address - Sandra Peterson, CEO, Bayer CropScience "Harnessing Global Potential to Feed a Hungry Planet Today"
Speakers
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Sandra Peterson

Chief Executive Officer, Bayer CropScience
Sandra E. Peterson is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bayer CropScience and Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer CropScience AG since October 1, 2010. Peterson, born in 1959 in New York, N.Y., holds a B.A. in Government from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and a Master of Public Administration in Applied Economics from Princeton University, New Jersey. She received a fellowship from the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart, Germany... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

3:30pm

Indices and Indicators: Creating a Common Language for Measuring Success


Speakers Include:
Leo Abruzzese
- Custom Research and Editorial Director, Americas, Economist
Intelligence Unit
Sandy Andelman - Senior Vice President, Conservation International; Executive Director,
Vital Signs
Sara Boettiger - Founding Director, AgPartnerXChange
Rajul Pandya-Lorch - Head, 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative
Pedro Sanchez (Moderator) - Director, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program

With the growing popularity of partnerships in furthering agricultural development andconfronting the challenges of hunger and poverty, we acknowledge the need for effective tools to evaluateour approach, implementation and results. Specifically, this conversation session seeks to explore the following:

- What are the appropriate fundamentals in metrics & evaluation that should be evaluated in apartnership? Are there different criteria depending on the type of partnership (e.g. private-public,public-public, private-private, etc.)? What about geographies and other factors?

- How can we find a common measure for success given our various shareholders and stakeholdersacross the value chain? How do we fairly gather, interpret and compare the data (at times disparate orlimited) across countries, demographics, projects, etc.? How do we truly define such terms as “returnon investment” and “sustainability” to satisfy a diverse composition of stakeholders, beneficiariesand donors? How do we maximize objectivity and minimize potential conflict of interest in this area,depending on partnership constituents and participants? Moreover, how do we most effectivelycommunicate such information and reporting to the general public or key groups such aspolicymakers?

- In terms of implementation, what are some past lessons we’ve learned in evaluating partnerships andhow can we improve for the future? What are some existing challenges that we still need to overcome? Any low-hanging fruits that we can overcome in the near future?

- How have our approaches to partnerships evolved and in what direction do you see us heading in the next five, 10, 20 years? Any exciting new trends, innovations, changes to methodology?


Speakers
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Leo Abruzzese

Director, Custom Research and Editorial Director - Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit
Leo Abruzzese is responsible for the Economist Intelligence Unit's editorial operations in the Americas. Based in New York, he oversees a team of country analysts and is responsible for EIU's business research projects in the region. He writes regularly on the US economy and leads the EIU's financial services coverage, which provides analysis of conditions in 60 markets. | Leo joined the company in London in 1998 as editor of ViewsWire, the EIU's... Read More →
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Sandy Andelman

Executive Director, Vital Signs
Sandy Andelman is Senior Vice President at Conservation International (CI), and Executive Director of the Vital Signs monitoring system, which fills a critical unmet need for integrative, diagnostic data on agriculture, natural capital and human well-being.  Vital Signs Africa was recently launched with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She previously served as Deputy Director of the U.S. National Center for Ecological... Read More →
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Sara Boettiger

Founding Director, AgPartnerXChange
Dr. Boettiger is founding CEO of GATD Foundation, Chairman of the CGIAR center CIMMYT, Adjunct Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and founding Director of AgPartnerXChange (www.apxc.org), a new initiative launched by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. Dr. Boettiger is also co-founder of PIPRA and Global Access in Action. In addition to her tenure on the CIMMYT board, her governance... Read More →
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Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Head, 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture & the Environment Initiative, IFPRI
Rajul Pandya-Lorch, a Kenyan citizen of Indian origin, is head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative, a global initiative that seeks to identify solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. She concurrently serves as Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office. Rajul has facilitated four major international conferences on (1) “Leveraging Agriculture... Read More →
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Pedro Sanchez

Director, Tropical Agriculture & Rural Environment Program, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Pedro Sanchez is the Director of the TropAg Program, Senior Research Scholar, and Director of the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He also directs AfSIS, the African Soils Information Service developing the digital soils map of the world. Sanchez is Professor Emeritus of Soil Science and Forestry at North Carolina State University and served as Director General of ICRAF – the World Agroforestry... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

5:30pm

5:30pm

Lecture Series - Betty Bugusu & S. Suzanne Nielsen


Dr. Betty Bugusu, Managing Director of Post-Harvest Center, Purdue University, and S. Suzanne Nielsen will be co-presenting "Food Science: A Weapon for Food Security" as guest lecturers at the Science Center of Iowa. 


Speakers
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Betty Bugusu

Managing Director, International Food Technology Center, Purdue University
Betty Bugusu the Managing Director of Purdue University’s International Food Technology Center. The Center’s focus is to develop and use food technologies to enhance food security and economic development in developing countries. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Bugusu worked as a Research Scientist with the Institute of Food Technologists, a food scientists and technologists’ membership organization, in Washington, DC on science... Read More →
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S. Suzanne Nielsen

Professor and Head Department of Food Science, Purdue University
Dr. Suzanne Nielsen is Professor and Department Head in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University.  Prior to becoming Department Head at Purdue University in 2003, she had an active research program in the area of protein chemistry, publishing over 90 journal articles and serving as major professor for 30 graduate students.  Dr. Nielsen has taught Food Science classes for 28 years, and has edited four editions of a Food... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Science Center of Iowa 401 W. MLK Pkwy Des Moines, IA 50309

7:00pm

Scaling Investment and Innovation for Sustainable Agricultural Growth and Food Security


This side event, hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), will consist of presentations and discussions followed by dinner.

 

Please contact Sylvia Mwichuli at Smwichuli@agra.org for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:00pm - Tuesday October 16, 2012 9:00pm
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00pm

Reaching for Abundance in 2015 and Beyond: The Sustainable Food Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015


This event will be co-hosted by Expo Milano 2015 and the Sustainable Food Project. The presentation will invite, inform, and engage the Borlaug Dialogue audience members to virtually experience what is being planned for the Sustainable Food Pavilion during Expo 2015 and to facilitate a global platform that will advance breakthrough food innovations and strategies toward feeding the world's growing population. 

 

Please contact Tracy Shafizadeh at t.shafizadeh@sfp2015.org for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Davenport & Dubuque Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00pm

The Next Fertilizer Paradigm – Biotic Biological Fertilizers


This event, hosted by the Agrobiotics division of Perfect Blend is a panel discussion of the next fertilizer paradigm – Biotic biological fertilizers will be discussed by distinguished senior soil scientists from the USDA ARS and AFAP. Panelists include Dr. Charlie Walthall, USDA ARS, Dr. Jerry Hatfield, USDA ARS, and Dr. Richard Mkandawire of the African Fertilizer Agrobusiness Partnership

Please note that this event will be held in Ruan Auditorium, which can be found on the first floor of Ruan Two Center. 

Please contact John Marler at jbmarler@perfect-blend.com for additional information.


Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ruan Auditorium (1st Floor, Two Ruan Center) 666 Grand Avenue

7:30pm

Lecture Series - David Beckmann


Rev. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, will be presenting a guest lecture at Grinnell College, Harris Center Cinema.  


Speakers
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David Beckmann

President, Bread for the World
David Beckmann, first through his work at the World Bank and then as head of Bread for the World, has had a significant impact in shaping international development programs so that they truly reflect the needs of the poorest people in the world, and in mobilizing a grassroots effort for more focused policies and increased appropriations for hunger alleviation by the U.S. government and its partners. Since 1991, as the second... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Grinnell College - Harris Center Movie Theatre 1205 Park St. Grinnell, IA 50112

9:00pm

dialogueNEXT: A Call to Action


Ellen Gustafson - Founder, 30 Project/ Co-founder, FEED
Molly Mattessich - Manager of Online Initiatives, National Peace Corps Association
Nii Simmonds - Program Director and Co-Founder, The DAIN Network 
Michael Deal - Executive Director, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance 
Cooper Munroe - Member of the Board, ONE Moms 
Tony Thelen - Head, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group
Pape Samb - President and CEO, Phelps Stokes
Danielle Nierenberg - Director, Nourishing the Planet Program, Worldwatch Institute
With Special Guest, Celebrity Chef José Andrés - Owner, ThinkFoodGroup

Moderator: Bian Li, Director of Planning, The World Food Prize Foundation

As a special part of the Borlaug Dialogue, based on popular demand from last year’s focus on the next generation of leaders, we will be launching dialogueNEXT, our inaugural workshop series on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This forward-thinking, youth-engaging program will include a variety of lightning talks and case studies, including the effective use of mobile applications, social media, the future of social entrepreneurship in agricultural development and the emerging thought leaders who are transforming the dialogue with new ideas, concepts and achievements. 

The inaugural 2012 Borlaug Dialogue will focus around a Call to Action. How do we engage and mobilize young people to participate in the future of agricultural development? How do we cultivate their ideas and involve them in the conversation - talk with them rather than at them? How do we incentivize young people to view agriculture as a career path, a social venture, or an entrepreneurial engine?


Moderators
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Bian Li

Director of Planning, The World Food Prize Foundation
2012 Borlaug Dialogue Area of Responsibility: Symposium & Side Events | Bian Li joined The World Food Prize Foundation in 2011 as Director of Planning. Her primary responsibilities include conceiving, planning and coordinating the World Food Prize's annual events, including the annual Laureate Announcement Ceremony at the State Department in D.C., the Borlaug Dialogue and the Iowa Hunger Summit. She also works closely with Ambassador Quinn... Read More →

Speakers
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José Andrés

Owner & Chef, ThinkFoodGroup
Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. TFG is the team responsible for Washington, DC’s renowned dining concepts Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, and minibar by José Andrés, as well... Read More →
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Michael Deal

Executive Director & CEO, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)
Mr. Deal directs the operations of the 18-member VEGA alliance, representing the world’s largest consortium of not-for-profit, volunteer organizations providing technical experts in private, public and NGO sector economic growth activities.  Mr. Deal has a widely-varied professional background in international business and development, having served in a number of executive management positions over his career. He was USAID Mission... Read More →
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Ellen Gustafson

Founder & Executive Director, 30 Project
Ellen Gustafson is a sustainable food system activist and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project, a new way to connect global hunger and obesity and envision long-term food system change. She is also the Co-Founder of FEED Projects, LLC, a charitable company that creates good products that help FEED the world, and Co-Founder and former Executive Director of FEED’s non-profit partner, the FEED... Read More →
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Molly Mattessich

Manager of Online Initiatives, National Peace Corps Association
Molly Mattessich launched and now manages the online platforms for the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), Africa Rural Connect.org and Peace Corps Connect.org, as well as NPCA’s social network that boasts over 27,000 members. Her specialties include marketing, branding, digital strategy, and online communications. She has caught the attention of major media outlets for her work on Africa Rural Connect, the online collaboration... Read More →
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Cooper Munroe

Member of the Board, ONE Moms
Cooper Munroe is co-founder of the award-winning website for mothers, The Motherhood.com. Parents Magazine recently listed her as one of the most powerful moms on the web.  A two-time Webby finalist, The Motherhood creates unique campaigns that connect organizations and brands with mothers, including B Kind 2 Earth Day for Nickelodeon and The National Wildlife Federation; national breakfast clubs for Kellogg; Cooking... Read More →
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Pape Samb

President & CEO, Phelps Stokes
Pape Samb is a social entrepreneur focused on international development, who has over seventeen years of leadership experience in program and resource development, fundraising, partnership building, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, training and facilitation, global leadership, content management, and public speaking. Mr. Samb is the youngest and first non-American President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Phelps Stokes, America’s... Read More →
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Nii Simmonds

Program Director and Co-Founder, The DAIN Network
Nii Simmonds is a recognized speaker and consultant on African entrepreneurship/SME development and innovation in Africa. He is a proven leader and manager, with over 10+ years of experience in private and public sectors. Nii has helped to grow a vast network in Africa, Europe, and North America that has led to growing public-private-partnerships, managing collaborations, and influencing policy. He has extensive experience in entrepreneurship... Read More →
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Tony Thelen

Director of Operations - Intelligent Solutions Group, Deere & Co.
Tony Thelen is Director, Operations, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), a position he has held since June 2010. ISG is responsible for designing, developing, delivering and supporting integrated technology solutions for John Deere agricultural and construction equipment worldwide. This organization includes operations in Torrance, CA, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Urbhandale, IA. ISG delivers and supports a wide range of agricultural... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott
 
Thursday, October 18
 

7:00am

2012 Global Hunger Index


International Food Policy Research Institute
cordially invites you to the release of the:

2012 GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX
The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security Under Land, Water, and Energy Stresses

Chair
Rajul Pandya-Lorch - International Food Policy Research Institute

Speakers
Claudia Ringler - International Food Policy Research Institute
Margaret Catley-Carlson - World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water

Commentators
Connell Foley - Concern Worldwide
Mathias Mogge - Welthungerhilfe

The Global Hunger Index is a comprehensive measure of hunger worldwide and by country and region. This year’s report focuses particularly on how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of land, water, and energy stresses. This report is published by the International Food Policy Research Institute in collaboration with Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.

In order to make the necessary arrangements, we encourage you to RSVP by October 10 to Ms. Djhoanna Cruz (d.cruz@cgiar.org).  Even if you do not register in advance, please feel free to join us at the event. 


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00am

Breaking the Cycle of Hunger in the Sahel: Responding to Emergencies, Building Resilience and Promoting Livelihoods through Integration of Food Security Programs


Sporadic rainfall, insufficient harvests, high food prices, and continuing conflict across the Sahel has increased food insecurity and malnutrition for over 18 million people in the region.  With food crises recurring multiple times over the past decade, communities’ ability to withstand shocks associated with the current crisis has been severely eroded.  Further, layers of complications associated with a growing refugee population, natural resource degradation and the threat of locusts destroying the upcoming harvest create a situation that isn’t easily ameliorated with one solution or approach.  In the Sahel, the problem of hunger is characterized by a complex web of factors that contributes to its persistence in the region. 

The challenge of responding to the current crisis while also preventing future crises requires a comprehensive, integrated approach. To break the cycle of crisis we need an approach that addresses the full spectrum of food security interventions that includes humanitarian response, reducing malnutrition, enhancing safety nets and building resilience as well as investments in agricultural development and market access. Moving beyond rhetoric, this panel hosted by World Food Program USA will explore how a comprehensive approach can make – and already has made - progress in the Sahel and other areas prone to recurring crisis. Our distinguished speakers will showcase effective partnerships across humanitarian and development divides to make lasting change in one of our world’s most vulnerable regions.

Featuring:
Richard Leach
- President and CEO, World Food Program USA
Roger Thurow - Senior Fellow, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Paul Weisenfeld - Assistant to the Administrator, USAID Bureau for Food Security 
Thomas Yanga - Regional Director for West Africa, United Nations World Food Programme

Please contact Alisha English at aenglish@wfpusa.org for additional information.


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00am

Reducing Postharvest Loss to Advance Food Security


This seminar, hosted by the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, will address knowledge gaps which contribute to the loss of agricultural produce in food supply chains and the means to reduce those gaps.

 

Please contact Steve Sonka at ssonka@illinois.edu for additional information.


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Davenport Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00am

Transforming Grassroots Support into Sustainable Hunger Solutions


This event, hosted by Farmers Feeding the World, will consist of an intimate breakfast of approximately 50 attendees that will feature a speaker and short documentary about a new Farmers Feeding the World program.

 

Please contact Lesly Weber at lweber@farmjournal.com for additional information.


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Dubuque Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00am

Volunteer Technical Assistance for Food Security: The Farmer-to-Farmer Program


The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides short term technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, and agribusinesses in developing countries. Volunteers are American farmers, ag educators, and agribusiness professionals who want to use their skills to improve global food security. Upon their return to the United States, the volunteers educate their fellow citizens on the importance of US development assistance.

Attend this side event, hosted by CNFA in partnership with USAID, Weidemann Associates, Partners of the Americas, NCBA/CLUSA, Winrock, ACDI/VOCA, and FAMU, to learn how your business or project might benefit by receiving or providing volunteers - or how you might personally volunteer. USAID administers the Farmer-to-Farmer program, which is funded under Food for Peace within the US Farm Bill. It is implemented by PVOs, NGOs and universities.

 

Please contact Scott Clark at sclark@cnfa.org for additional information.


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Waterloo Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:30am

Partnerships Toward a More Well Nourished World

The Des Moines West Side and Des Moines Downtown Chambers are hosting this month’s
Regional Breakfast on October 18th, featuring David Lambert.

Thursday, October 18th
7:30am-9:00am

Terrace Hill – 2300 Grand Ave.

Cost: $5 per person – includes coffee and scones

RSVP at www.DesMoinesDowntownChamber.com

 

 

 

 

 


Speakers
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David Lambert

Principal, Lambert Associates
David Lambert is principal, Lambert Associates, a Washington, DC, public affairs firm providing strategic policy advice to the US private sector, Land-grant universities, governments, and United Nations agencies, on issues related to global food security, child nutrition, food safety, and agricultural biotechnology.   He also serves as Distinguished Fellow, Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center, and as Adjunct Assistant... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:30am - 9:00am
Terrace Hill 2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

8:00am

Droughts and Drylands: Agriculture's Role in Confronting Global Water Challenges


Speakers Include:
Igal Aisenberg - CEO, Netafim
Margaret Catley-Carlson - Chair, World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water
J. Carl Ganter - Co-founder and Director, Circle of Blue
Roberto Lenton - Executive Director, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Aditi Mukherji - Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute 

 


Speakers
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Igal Aisenberg

President & CEO, Netafim
Igal Aisenberg began his career at Netafim as a salesman in 1989.Over the years, Igal has served in a variety of management and sales positions including serving as manager of Western Europe and Africa, establishing the corporate Marketing Division and serving in Netafim's first Board of Directors. Between 2002 and 2009 Igal served as CEO of Netafim USA (NII), Netafim's largest subsidiary. Under his leadership, NII sales had doubled, positioning... Read More →
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Margaret Catley-Carlson

Chair, World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Water
Margaret Catley-Carlson was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in numerous positions throughout her career including: Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF in New York; President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); President of the Population Council in New York; and Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Welfare of Canada. Ms... Read More →
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J. Carl Ganter

Director & Co-Founder, Circle of Blue
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original front-line reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues, with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy. Ganter is an award-winning photojournalist, reporter, and broadcaster credited with helping shape the multimedia journalism era. He serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water... Read More →
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Roberto Lenton

Executive Director, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska
Roberto Lenton is the Founding Executive Director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A specialist in water resources and sustainable development with some 40 years of international experience in the field, Prof. Lenton earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. from the... Read More →
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Aditi Mukherji

Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute
Dr. Aditi Mukherji has had the privilege of studying in some of the best academic institutions in India, namely, Presidency College, Calcutta; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Thereafter, she completed PhD in Human Geography (2006) from the University of Cambridge, UK, where she received the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. After completing her PhD in 2006, Aditi joined... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:15am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

9:15am

Plenary Address - Kendall Powell, President and CEO of General Mills


Kendall Powell - President and CEO, General Mills


Speakers
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Kendall Powell

Chief Executive Officer, General Mills
Ken Powell is chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, which as the world’s sixth-largest food company produces and markets leading brands such as Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Nature Valley and more. Powell joined General Mills in 1979 and progressed through a variety of positions in the company. He has spent more than a third of his career overseas, and in 1990 helped launch Cereal... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 9:15am - 9:40am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

9:40am

Game Change: Innovations Shaping the Future of Green Technology


Speakers Include:
Robert Fraley - Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
M.S. Swaminathan - Chair, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Marc Van Montagu - Emeritus Professor, Ghent University


Speakers
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Robert Fraley

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D. has been Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto Co. since August 2000. Dr. Fraley primary responsibility is to oversee Monsanto's integrated crop and seed agribusiness technology and research with facilities in most every world area. He has been Co-President of Agricultural Sector of Pharmacia Corporation (formerly, Monsanto Company) of DEKALB Genetics Corp. since March 1997. He has been... Read More →
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Marc Van Montagu

Chairman, Institute of Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, Ghent University
Em. Prof. Marc Van Montagu is a pioneer in plant molecular biology. He is well known (with J. Schell) as the discoverer of the Ti-plasmid and the inventor of Agrobacterium tumefaciens transformation technology, now used worldwide to produce genetically engineered plants. Van Montagu used this new technology to study gene regulation and to discover the molecular basis of several plant physiological processes... Read More →
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M.S. Swaminathan

Emeritus Chair, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
M.S. Swaminathan was born in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India, on August 7, 1925. Inspired by the example of Mahatma Gandhi, the young man was committed to serving his country and considered becoming a police officer. Winning a fellowship in 1949, he instead studied agriculture in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, earned a Ph.D. in plant genetics from Cambridge in 1952, and continued his research in the United States. Dissatisfied with the... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 9:40am - 10:25am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

10:25am

Plenary Address - HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein



Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein - Messenger of Peace, United Nations


Speakers
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HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein

Messenger of Peace, United Nations
Her Royal Highness Princess Haya is a humanitarian, member of the International Olympic Committee, and UN Messenger of Peace. Princess Haya founded Tkiyet Um Ali in 2003, the first food aid NGO in the Arab World, and became the Chairperson of its Board of Directors. She was also the first Arab and first woman to serve as World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador (2005-2007). In March 2007, Princess Haya was appointed the Chairperson of... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 10:25am - 10:40am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

10:45am

Working Capital: Leveraging Global Financial Tools for Smallholder Farmers


Speakers Include:
Walter Bell - Board of Directors, Swiss Re America Holding
Raymond Offenheiser - President, Oxfam America
Sano Shimoda - Founder and President, BioScience Securities
Jack Sinclair - Executive Vice-President, Walmart Grocery Division
Carolyn Woo - CEO, Catholic Relief Services



Speakers
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Walter Bell

Chairman of the Board, Swiss Re America Holding
Walter A. Bell joined Swiss Re as Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation in September 2008. In this capacity, he provides supervisory governance of Swiss Re’s Americas businesses and oversees and directs regulatory and public affairs for all the North America businesses. Walter served as Alabama Insurance Commissioner since 2003. During that time, he led efforts to streamline the Alabama Department of Insurance, improving... Read More →
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Ray Offenheiser

President, Oxfam America
Raymond C. Offenheiser returned to the US in 1996 to join Oxfam America as its President. Oxfam America, a Boston-based international relief and development agency, supports organizations committed to developing solutions to poverty and injustice in more than 30 countries. Oxfam America is the US affiliate of Oxfam International—a confederation of 15 Oxfam's which collectively works in 120 countries, and has annual revenue of $1.0... Read More →
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Sano Shimoda

Founder and President, BioScience Securities
Sano Shimoda, BioScience Securities, Inc. Sano Shimoda is president and founder of BioScience Securities, a boutique strategic corporate advisory and investment banking firm that is located in Venice, California, in the Los Angeles area. BioScience Securities was originally founded in the San Francisco Bay area in 1993. BioScience Securities’ focus is unique, in that it was founded on a vision that the long-term development of... Read More →
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Jack Sinclair

Executive Vice President, Walmart Grocery Division
Jack Sinclair is executive vice president of the grocery division for Walmart Stores Division. He is responsible for the overall grocery strategy for Wal-Mart Stores U.S. In addition, he works to integrate planning, category management, store experience, and private brand development into the grocery business unit.  Sinclair has worked in the retail food business since 1982. He began his career as a trainee at Shoppers’ Paradise in... Read More →
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Carolyn Woo

President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Woo assumed the position of CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services in January 2012. Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries on five continents. Before CRS, she served as the dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

12:30pm

Luncheon Keynote - Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Rajiv Shah - Administrator, USAID


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Rajiv Shah

Administrator, USAID
Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as the 16th Administrator of USAID and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world. Since being sworn in on Dec. 31, 2009, Shah managed the U.S. Government's response to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; co-chaired the State Department's first review of American diplomacy and development operations; and now spearheads President Barack Obama's... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hall of Cities (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

2:00pm

Feed the Future: Partnerships & Progress in Food Security


Khalid Bomba - CEO, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Brady J. Deaton - Chancellor, University of Missouri
Helene Gayle - President & CEO, CARE USA
Kavita Prakash-Mani - Head of Food Security Agenda, Syngenta

The key theme for the panel will be to highlight strong partnerships and the multi-stakeholder approach of both the G8 and the Feed the Future initiative, including representatives from different key areas: donor countries, cooperating countries, university partners, private sector and NGO/CSOs.


Speakers
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Khalid Bomba

CEO, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Khalid Bomba is the Chief Executive Office of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency. The Agency is an initiative of  the Government of Ethiopia, established by federal regulation to promote agricultural sector transformation in Ethiopia by identifying solutions to systemic bottlenecks in key program areas. Modeled after similar and successful organizations in Asia, the Agency has a unique operating structure... Read More →
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Brady J. Deaton

Chancellor, University of Missouri
Chancellor Brady J. Deaton became the 21st chief executive officer of the University of Missouri on Oct. 4, 2004. With many years of service to MU and experience in public higher education, Dr. Deaton brings an international perspective, a record of national leadership, and a strong devotion to Mizzou to his position. Dr. Deaton began his journey in higher education as a student at the University of Kentucky... Read More →
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Helene Gayle

President & CEO, CARE USA
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs reached 122 million people last year in 84 countries. Since joining CARE in 2006, Dr. Gayle has led efforts to reinforce CARE's commitment to empowering girls and women to bring lasting change to poor communities. Under her leadership, CARE has strengthened its focus on long term... Read More →
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Kavita Prakash-Mani

Head of Food Security Agenda, Syngenta
Kavita Prakash-Mani is Head Food Security Agenda at Syngenta - one of the world's leading companies with more than 25,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to the purpose of bringing plant potential to life. She is responsible for establishing a strategic agenda that embeds food security and sustainability into business activities across Syngenta globally and developing innovative business models to create additional value for the... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

3:00pm

Plenary Address: Pierre Ferrari, President & CEO of Heifer International


Pierre Ferrari - President and CEO, Heifer International, will deliver this plenary address entilted "Social Captial and Market Incentives - are they at odds?"

Synopsis

The world’s population tops seven billion people, and food systems are struggling. Nearly 900 million people are chronically hungry now, and with the population expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050 and current contributors—land grabs, high oil prices, biofuel development, food production and distribution failures—likely to worsen, the forecast is grim. Solutions exist, but will depend on nonprofits, government, the public, private and commercial businesses working together—collective impact, and by a market-driven strategy that includes deeply embedded social engagement.  For Heifer International, it begins with smallholder farmers, especially women, who with the right tools and resources grow more and better crops, raise more and better animals, and at the same time build wealth and opportunity through greater access to value chains. These same women and smallholder farmers build community, too, as economic growth for its own sake is not a solution. For economic growth to make lasting change, there has to be community development—the highest form of pro-poor development.

 


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Pierre Ferrari

CEO, Heifer International
Pierre Ferrari joined Heifer International as its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Ferrari has more than 40 years of business experience, ranging from consumer organizations such as Coca-Cola to working with socially-oriented organizations like CARE. In 1995, Ferrari decided to focus his energies and business acumen on social issues, using his skills and aptitude to partner with people living in material poverty to help them... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

3:00pm

Lecture Series - J. Carl Ganter


Mr. J. Carl Ganter, Director & Co-Founder of Circle of Blue, will be presenting a guest lecture, "Water's Future," at Drake University in the Reading Room of Cowles Library, Drake campus. 


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J. Carl Ganter

Director & Co-Founder, Circle of Blue
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original front-line reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues, with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy. Ganter is an award-winning photojournalist, reporter, and broadcaster credited with helping shape the multimedia journalism era. He serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Drake University - Reading Room, Cowles Library Drake University, 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311

3:30pm

Access to Knowledge: The Challenge of Supporting Smallholder Farmers


Ensuring farmers have access to the right knowledge is key to achieving food security. This side event, hosted by CABI, will bring together 5 experts in the field of sustainable agriculture to discuss how the provision of knowledge and information can be supported, and how this will help tackle major issues in food security. The panel will discuss issues varying from how to ensure knowledge is provided to genders equally, to what role the private sector can play in supporting small holder farmers, and highlight examples of programmes where access to knowledge has made a positive impact.

The panel will be chaired by Dennis Rangi, Executive Director, International Development, CABI.  Please come and join the debate.  Questions will be invited from the floor and through social media.

Our panel will feature: Dr. Ernesto Brovelli, Senior Manager of Sustainable Agriculture at The Coca-Cola Company; Ms. Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Water; Ms. Rose Kamau, District Horticultural Officer of the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture; and Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Chair of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation.

Please contact Christine Davies at c.davies@cabi.org for additional information.


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

3:30pm

Cooperatives: Key to Ending Hunger

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, IFPRI, USAID, the US Overseas Cooperative Development Counciland the World Bank are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on:

“Cooperatives: Key to Ending Hunger”
Cooperatives are present in all countries and all sectors – agriculture, food, health care, marketing, insurance and credit, and contribute greatly to the global economy. In the US alone, there are 30,000 coops representing 73,000 places of business, and generating US$500 billion in annual revenue. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide are members of cooperatives, and in developing countries an estimated 250 million farmers participate in agricultural cooperatives.

Eliminating hunger and malnutrition requires the establishment of an enabling environment that allows small producers to take full advantage of available opportunities. Strong cooperatives and producer organizations are an essential part of that enabling environment. But what constitutes an enabling environment for cooperatives?

Cooperatives have proved to be superior to other forms of organization in certain situations in developed countries. So why is it that many cooperatives in developing countries are not as vibrant as they are in developed countries? Why are they not mobilizing collective action of the kind that would result in fewer hungry people and more sustainable development? What factors undermine the success of agricultural cooperatives and contribute to their demise? Are there early signs to determine organizational weakness? How can development specialists assist in supporting collective entrepreneurship? What does the macro and micro environment contribute to agricultural cooperatives’ probability of success?

Please join us for a lively discussion around these issues with three distinguished panelists representing three distinct perspectives:

- Dr. Michael Cook has worked with agricultural cooperatives for more than 40 years, as an employee and in academia. Today, he holds the Robert D. Partridge Chair in Cooperative Leadership and serves as professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri. His Graduate Institute on Cooperative Leadership attracts coop leaders from across the United States.

- Dr. Marco Ferroni is the Executive Director of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. The Foundation’s mission isto develop scalable solutions for small farmers in developing countries and emerging markets. Under Dr. Ferroni’s leadership, the Foundation has developed pioneering crop insurance products, mobile phone-based applications, approaches to what the Foundation calls “market-led extension”, and business models for groups of growers linked to specific value chains. The Foundation is also a catalyst of public-private cooperation in agricultural research.

- Jacqueline David Mkindi is the Executive Director of the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA). She is an experienced business and trade professional, and under her leadership TAHA has promoted and developed the horticultural industry, which is now the most effective agricultural sub-sector in Tanzania.

MODERATED BY: Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News

Please contact Gabriel Laizer at Gabriel.Laizer@FAO.org for additional information.


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

3:30pm

Feed the Future: Innovating for Impact


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
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Andy McDonald - Cropping Systems Agronomist,  CIMMYT
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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
Dubuque Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

3:30pm

Gaining Ground: The Connection between Women's Land Rights and Food Security


Women, on average, comprise 43 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries and have a key role in household food production.  Yet women are less likely than men to have secure rights to the land they cultivate and the land they do have is typically smaller in size and of poorer quality.  These gender differences constrain agricultural productivity and impede women’s efforts to feed their families, impacting the household’s ability to climb out of poverty.  Breaking the barriers to women’s secure land rights will help empower women and improve household food security and welfare.

This event, hosted by Landesa, will be moderated by Dr. Jolyne Sanjak, Managing Director, Technical Services, Millennium Development Corporation, and feature panelists who will discuss:

- Women’s secure land rights: barriers and benefits
- Micro-plots: an innovative approach to women’s land rights and food security
- The global land rush: the impact on women

Panelists Include:
Renée Giovarelli - Executive Director, Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights
Dr. Ashok Kumar Sircar - Director of Programs, Landesa India
Karol Boudreaux - Africa Land Tenure Specialist, USAID

Please contact D. Hien Tran at hient@landesa.org for additional information.


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

7:00pm

2012 Laureate Award Ceremony Watch Party

Open to all attendees. Food and drinks provided.


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon A, B & C (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

7:00pm

2012 Laureate Award Ceremony & Dinner - Invitation Only (Webcast Live)

Due to high demand and limited seating, the ceremony will be invitation only. Photo ID and ticket must be presented upon entrance at the capitol.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on Iowa Public Television (local channel 11). There will also be a live watch party in the Iowa Ballroom (2nd floor) of the Marriott. This event is open to all attendees and food and a cash bar will be available.

Shuttles will be provided between the Marriott Hotel and this venue.

 


Speakers
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Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General, United Nations
Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. "I grew up in war", the... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Iowa State Capitol
 
Friday, October 19
 

7:30am

Breakfast Keynote - Ertharin Cousin, Exec. Director, UN World Food Programme
Speakers
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Ertharin Cousin

Executive Director, UN World Food Programme
Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme on 5 April 2012. Ms Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies. Cousin guides the World Food Programme in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2012 7:30am - 9:00am
Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

9:00am

Waste Not, Want Not: Solutions for Reducing Post Harvest Loss


Betty Bugusu - Managing Director, International Food Technology Center
Jeffrey Klein - President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network
Rajesh Kumar - Smallholder Farmer
Steve Sonka - Director, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss


Speakers
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Betty Bugusu

Managing Director, International Food Technology Center, Purdue University
Betty Bugusu the Managing Director of Purdue University’s International Food Technology Center. The Center’s focus is to develop and use food technologies to enhance food security and economic development in developing countries. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Bugusu worked as a Research Scientist with the Institute of Food Technologists, a food scientists and technologists’ membership organization, in Washington, DC on science... Read More →
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Jeffrey Klein

President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network
Jeffrey D. Klein has been the President and CEO of The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), an international organization of food banks working in 27 current and prospective countries, since January of 2011.  GFN (www.foodbanking.org), whose mission is to alleviate world hunger, supports food banks and food bank networks where they exist and works collaboratively with government, the private sector, and civil society to create them in... Read More →
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Rajesh Kumar

CO founder, Oontime
Rajesh Kumar has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He is continuing his family business. Looking into the opportunities that farming has in India, he started his own farm. He completed an Agribusiness Management course in Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 2005. He is a member of Junior Chamber of International and was President of Salem Chapter, Member of Madras Management Association. He is a member of Farmers Welfare... Read More →
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Steve Sonka

Director, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
Steven T. Sonka is Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois and emeritus professor of agricultural management. At the University of  Illinois, he was the first faculty member to hold the Soybean Industry Chair in Agricultural Strategy. His administrative responsibilities there included serving as the Vice Chancellor for Public Engagement and being the first Director of the National... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

10:00am

The Impact of Food Productivity: Its Importance to Our Future


Jeff Simmons - President, Elanco
Susan Finn - President and CEO, American Council for Fitness and Education
Isidro Ochoa - Professor, Zamarano
Margaret Zeigler - Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative
Robert Thompson - Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 


Speakers
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Susan Finn

President and CEO, American Council for Fitness & Education
Susan Finn, PhD, RD, FADA, a recognized leader and a respected communicator in the field of nutrition and health, is known for her ability to build successful partnerships with academia, professional associations and the business community. Her efforts to promote improved health and quality of life for all levels of society have been acknowledged by her peers in healthcare and in the business world. Currently, as president and CEO of the... Read More →
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Isidro Antonio Matamoros Ochoa

Professor, Zamorano University
Isidro Matamoros was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; he was raised on a farm in the southeast region of Honduras. On the family farm, Isidro worked on beef and dual purpose cattle and different crops such as cotton, sugar cane and maize. Isidro graduated from Zamorano, Pan-American School of Agriculture in 1982. Later he was awarded a CAPS Scholarship and came to Mississippi State University where he got a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D in animal science... Read More →
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Jeff Simmons

President, Elanco
Since 2008, Jeff Simmons has served as president of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, (NYSE: LLY). Elanco is an innovation-driven company with offices in more than 75 countries and 2011 sales of $1.7 billion. As part of this role, he is also a Senior Vice-President and Executive Officer of Lilly. In more than two decades with the company, Simmons has held a number of sales, marketing and management positions, in the... Read More →
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Bob Thompson

Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Robert Thompson is a professor emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, most recently holding the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy. He is also senior fellow of global agricultural development and food security at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Dr. Thompson serves on the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council and Land O’Lakes board of directors; is a fellow of the American... Read More →
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Margaret Zeigler

Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative
Dr. Zeigler has dedicated her career to addressing global hunger and food security, most recently serving as the Deputy Director at the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC), where she spent the past 18 years working closely with the public and private sectors, non-profit organizations, industry leaders and policy makers to promote food security and reduce hunger. | Dr. Zeigler has experience in all areas of management, budget supervision and grant... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

11:00am

Value Added: Integrating Nutrition for Human and Animal Health


Marc Van Ameringen - Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) (moderator)
Florence Chenoweth - Minister of Agriculture, Liberia
Jim Gerardot - Executive Director of Solutions, Novus International
Mehmood Khan - CEO of the Global Nutrition Group, PepsiCo
Jeff Richardson - Vice President, Global Health Access, Abbott Fund


Speakers
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Marc Van Ameringen

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
A Canadian national, Marc Van Ameringen has spent more than twenty years working in the field of international development. He is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), which supports programs aimed at reducing malnutrition with a focus on micronutrient deficiencies. In this role, Marc manages the GAIN Secretariat in Geneva and is responsible for GAIN program delivery as well as finance, administration and... Read More →
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Florence Chenoweth

Minister of Agriculture, Government of Liberia
A native of Liberia, Dr. Florence Chenoweth holds a Master’s degree in agricultural economics and her PhD in land resources from University of Wisconsin in Madison. In the 1970s, she became Liberia’s, and by extension Africa's, first female Minister of Agriculture. Dr. Chenoweth’s years of public service and career have been devoted to improving the livelihoods and food security of women farmers in Africa. No stranger to the... Read More →
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Jim Gerardot

Executive Director of Global Marketing, Global Animal Nutrition Solutions, Novus International
Jim Gerardot is the Executive Director of Global Marketing, Global Animal Nutrition Solutions for Novus International, Inc. He joined Novus in 2011 and has led development of the company’s new Triple-S brand architecture. Jim is organizing global marketing into a new center of excellence team focused on applied customer solutions, core brand development, and customer insights with a strong interaction with the sales team. Prior to... Read More →
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Mehmood Khan

CEO of the Global Nutrition Group, PepsiCo
Mehmood Khan, M.D., is executive vice president and chief scientific officer, global research and development, PepsiCo. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo’s main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

12:00pm

Laureate Luncheon

Dr. Daniel Hillel - 2012 World Food Prize Laureate


Speakers
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Daniel Hillel

2012 Laureate, World Food Prize
Statement of Achievement First drawn to the critical needs of the water supply in arid regions during his years of living in a small settlement in the highlands of the Negev Desert, the new approach Dr. Hillel developed provided for a low-volume, high-frequency, calibrated water supply to plants. As such, his research led to a dramatic shift from the prevailing method of irrigation used in the first half of the twentieth century: applying... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hall of Cities (3rd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott

3:00pm

Iowa Farm Tours

Experience a real Iowa family farm during harvest to see and hear what goes on at the farm including discussions about what it takes to produce sustainable, nutritious and safe food. The farm visit will be followed by a traditional Iowa barbecue. The tour will depart from the Marriott lobby at 3 p.m. and return to the Marriott by 9:30 pm. The tour is limited to the first 150 symposium attendees who register. No additional fees required. Sponsored and hosted by Iowa Soybean Association. What to wear: Casual clothes and closed toe shoes. This tour will be held regardless of weather (rain or shine) so please make sure to be prepared for variances in temperature that are a normal part of autumn in Iowa.


Please contact Linda Funk at lfunk@thesoyfoodscouncil.com for additional information.


Friday October 19, 2012 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Farms Across Iowa