The 2022 Borlaug International Dialogue features an incredible lineup of side events, which are hosted by a variety of organizations invested in global food security and agricultural solutions. These speaking events and networking meals are open to the public and not exclusive to those registered for the Dialogue. This year, the World Food Prize Foundation is offering both in-person and virtual side events. Side event details are found below.
More information about side events and how to access virtual side events is available on Accelevents.
Thursday, October 13
Resilience of What to What and From What? | 9 - 9:30 a.m. | Virtual (access via Accelevents)
Hosted by the iDE
Participants will explore resilience measurement tools and describe the challenges and opportunities of measuring the resilience of market systems in agricultural sectors.
Priorities for the Development of the Digitalization of Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean | 10 - 11:15 a.m. | Virtual (access via Accelevents)
Hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
The incorporation of digital technologies in rural life and in agriculture in particular brings multiple benefits and poses a series of problems to be addressed. IICA convenes different profiles from these areas at this event to contribute with a presentation on up-to-date knowledge on this matter and the main lessons learned.
Laureate Lounge | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Virtual
Hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation
Learn more about World Food Prize Laureates Gebisa Ejeta, Modadugu Gupta, Gurdev Khush, and Surinder Vasal during a one-on-one or small group networking session. Borlaug Dialogue participants can sign up for a virtual 15-minute chat with a Laureate on a first-come, first-served basis. The virtual event will be hosted on Zoom.
Innovating Towards a Virtuous Cycle: Animal Protein's Potential to Support Climate-Positive Outcomes while Reducing Malnutrition | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Virtual
Hosted by the Farm Journal Foundation
This panel will discuss why protein is a critical tool for solving global malnutrition, how the world can produce more protein more sustainably, and why support for agricultural research and innovation is necessary for addressing both malnutrition and climate challenges.
Friday, October 17
Global Food and Nutritional Security, and Sustainable Development through Major and Minor Pulses | 3:30 - 5:30 a.m. | Virtual (access via Accelevents)
Hosted by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences together with ICAR, ICRISAT, ICARDA and The WorldVeg
Quelle est la part de la transformation des produits locaux pour consommation dans la croissance économique (PIB) et la résilience des ménages, pour lutter contre la malnutrition | 8 - 8:30 a.m. | Virtual (access via Accelevents)
Hosted by Mr Dieudonné KEBA of the SOMMAC Company
Mr Dieudonné KEBA, Né à Pelende le 12/12/1990 en République Démocratique du Congo. Fils de KEBA N’SEMO Adalbert et BANDEYA Félicienne. Expert en nutrition & diététique. Concepteur de produit SOMMAC et fondateur de la Société SOMMAC pour la transformation des aliments afin de lutter contre la faim et la malnutrition en République Démocratique du Congo et d’autres pays. Conférencier dans plusieurs conférence et publicateur des plusieurs ouvrages.
Build Back Better: Solutions for Populations that Depend on Rice-based Agri Food Systems | 8 - 9:30 a.m. | Virtual (access via Accelevents)
Hosted by the International Rice Research Institute
Join the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) scientists and partners to learn about scalable solutions to the devastating effects of COVID-19, climate change and conflicts that can help stakeholders who depend on rice-based agri-food systems.
Laureate Lounge | 9:15 - 11 a.m. | Virtual
Hosted by The World Food Prize Foundation
Learn more about World Food Prize Laureates Lawrence Haddad and Jan Low during a one-on-one or small group networking session. Borlaug Dialogue participants can sign up for a virtual 15-minute chat with a Laureate on a first-come, first-served basis. The virtual event will be hosted on Zoom.
Monday, October 17
Laureate Lounge | 9 - 10:30 a.m. | Virtual
Hosted by The World Food Prize Foundation
Learn more about World Food Prize Laureates Gebisa Ejeta, Robert Mwanga and Surinder Vasal during a one-on-one or small group networking session. Borlaug Dialogue participants can sign up for a virtual 15-minute chat with a Laureate on a first-come, first-served basis. The virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. Register for a Lounge slot on Accelevents.
Laureate Lecture | Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted | 12 - 1 p.m. | Virtual
Hosted by Hawkeye Community College and the Global Agriculture Learning Center
Lecture by 2021 World Food Prize Laureate Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, who was recognized for her groundbreaking research, critical insights and landmark innovations in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture and food systems. Register here.
Norman Borlaug Lecture at Iowa State ft. Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig | 8 - 9 p.m. | Great Hall, Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames
Hosted by Iowa State University
Borlaug Lecture at Iowa State University. The title this year is Moonshot Science for Climate Change and Food. This is a free, public lecture. It will be recorded and available for two weeks on the Iowa State lectures website.
Tuesday, October 18
Tracking and promoting progress on gender equality: Emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities from the 2022 Global Food 50/50 Report | 7 - 8:30 a.m. | Virtual
Hosted by Global Health 5050, IFPRI, and UN Women
This seminar will present findings from the 2022 Global Food 5050 Report and explore how this accountability mechanism can empower a movement for more equitable, inclusive organizations across the global food system. Register here.
Laureate Breakfast | 8 - 9:30 a.m. | 3rd Floor, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation
Borlaug Dialogue participants, come meet and chat with World Food Prize Laureates at an informal breakfast to kick off the 2022 Dialogue.
The Radicle Inclusion Challenge by Nutrien | 12:30-6:30 p.m. | Rooms 312-314, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Radicle Growth
This pitch competition will invest $500,000 in early-stage companies that are committed to driving goals of diversity and inclusion while advancing a sustainable food value change. It aims to provide assistance to historically underrepresented groups in agriculture. Register here.
Youth Development: Preparing the Next Norman Borlaug | 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. | Rooms 315-316, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
This panel discussion presents three time-tested models of youth development focused on preparing the next generation of hunger fighters, global problem solvers and international development specialists. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited to 100 registrants. Register here.
Purdue University and Michigan State University Alumni & Friends Reception | 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. | 2nd Floor, Matrix Room, Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Hosted by Purdue University College of Agriculture and Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Purdue University College of Agriculture and Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invite Borlaug Dialogue registrants to join us for an informal gathering. This open house is a time to gather, connect and share ideas. No registration required.
An Honorable Evening: A Discussion with South Asia and Sub-Sharan Africa Ministers on Agriculture and Climate Resiliency | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Room 317, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council
An exclusive, high-level panel discussion with the Federal Ministers from Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka who will discuss their country visions for food and nutrition security, amidst conflict, COVID and climate challenges.
Governor's Reception | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Rooms 305-306, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by America's Cultivation Corridor
Join representatives from Iowa's robust network of world class universities, established industry leaders, exciting new startups and the top minds in agriculture for a reception featuring food, drinks, and opportunities to learn about Iowa’s leading role in food, agriculture and bioscience innovation. Register here.
Opportunities for Africa to Feed Itself by the End of This Decade (2030): Addressing the Vulnerability of African Food Systems | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 2nd Floor, Ballrooms A and B, Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Co-hosted by the African Development Bank, Iowa State University, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ISAAA AfriCenter, Bayer Corporation, AATF, Africa Union and CGIAR
A gathering for African leaders, policymakers, technology developers, global universities and other stakeholders to engage in serious discussions on the call to action on the vulnerability of Africa's food systems due to a wide range of challenges and external shocks.
Wednesday, October 19
MCC Fighting Hunger Through Women's Empowerment | 7 - 8 a.m. | Room 318, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Millennium Challenge Corporation
This event will highlight MCC programs that support both food security and women’s empowerment to help “Feed a Fragile World.” Programs highlighted will include women’s land tenure in Morocco, irrigated horticulture in Lesotho, and production groups in Niger.
2022 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Presentation | 7 - 8:30 a.m. | Rooms 312-314, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
The official presentation of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award, presented annually for outstanding achievement by a scientist, engineer, technologist or other professional working in the agricultural, environmental or food sectors for contributing to the advancement of science through communication in the public policy arena.
Fed to Thrive: Accelerating Action on Nourishing Foods for Infants and Young Children | 7 - 8:45 a.m. | Rooms 305-306, Iowa Events Center and Virtual (access through Accelevents)
Hosted by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)
For in-person attendees, breakfast, hot tea, and coffee will be served at 6:45 a.m. for the meeting starting at 7. Register here to attend in person.
BIFAD, an advisory committee to the USAID, will convene a public meeting on evidence-based solutions for increasing the affordability, availability and convenience of nutrient-dense foods for infants and children under two years of age, providing adequate safety nets for vulnerable families and engaging across systems.
Multiple-Win Solutions to the Global Food Crisis | 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. | Rooms 315-316, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by CGIAR
A presentation on policy frameworks and cutting-edge technologies across seven innovation areas that contribute to the global response to conflict- and climate-related shocks.
USSEC hosts the Millennium Challenge Corp: Meeting the Climate Challenge in Agriculture | 8 - 8:30 a.m. | Room 317, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by U.S. Soybean Export Council
A presentation on Millennium Challenge Corporation's program goals and objectives to meet the challenges of climate resiliency while addressing long-term food and nutrition security in developing economies.
Iowa-India Summit | 5:30 - 8 p.m. | Rooms 305-306, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Sehgal Foundation
The voices of leaders, eminent speakers and the laureate panel who are participating in this year's Iowa India Summit will address how those of us in the agricultural and development field must be especially mindful of the plight of the poor and develop climate-resilient strategies, processes and solutions to combat the challenges they face. Register here.
Can We Climate-Proof U.S. Agriculture? Concrete Challenges and Opportunities for Growing Food on a Warming Planet | 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. | Room 317, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund
A presentation of results from a recent analysis from Environmental Defense Fund and Two Degrees Adapt of the expected near-term climate impacts on corn production in Iowa, wheat production in Kansas and soybean production in Minnesota. The session will comprise a brief presentation on the work, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Food Security and Agricultural Technology: The Importance of Public-Private Collaboration | 6 - 7 p.m. | Room 316, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Corteva Agriscience
This panel will explore the role of public-private collaboration in driving technological innovation, acceptance, and access in agriculture and its importance for global food security.
Developing a Fertilizer and Soil Health Action Plan for Africa: Underlying Science and Policy Issues | 6 - 8 p.m. | Room 315, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Alliance for African Partnerships (AAP) and the Regional Network for Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI)
The side event will bring together leaders in business, agricultural research and policy, policy makers and donors to discuss what concrete strategies and actions need to be taken by African leaders and stakeholders over the next 10 years to achieve increased agricultural productivity on the continent.
Thursday, October 20
International Partnership for Food & Nutrition Security in Africa and Asia | 6 - 7:30 a.m. | Virtual (Access through Accelevents)
Hosted by Murdoch University - Food Futures Institute
Don't Pass the Rice: Adapting to the Climate Crisis | 7 - 8:30 a.m. | Room 313, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by U.S. Department of State
Diverse actors from the public and private sectors are actively engaged in strengthening human and institutional capacities in food systems in developing countries. The session will highlight and share experiences of ongoing international efforts.
Accelerated Action for Food Systems Resilience: Egypt’s plans for COP27 and the role of CGIAR | 7:15 - 8:45 a.m. | Virtual (Access through Accelevents)
Hosted by CGIAR, IFPRI, ICARDA, and the CGIAR research initiative on National Policies and Strategies
A panel of distinguished speakers will comment on Egypt’s priorities for COP27, actions specific to Egypt’s agrifood sector, and CGIAR’s research portfolio and plans for COP27.
Borlaug-Swaminathan Dialogue - A US-India Policy Summit on Agriculture | 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. | 305-306, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Indo American PAC-IA
The U.S. and India are the two biggest Democracies and key partners in the world leading the way in making policies to create opportunities for advancements in food and nutrition, agricultural practices, global climate impact and financial betterment of farming community. Commemorating the legacy of Dr Norman Borlaug and Dr MS Swaminathan, this event discusses the ongoing strategies and enables directional conversations by experts and policy makers.
Capacity Strengthening for Building Resilient Food Systems | 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. | Room 318, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Diverse actors from the public and private sectors are actively engaged in strengthening human and institutional capacities in food systems in developing countries. The session will highlight and share experiences of ongoing international efforts towards international capacity strengthening.
The Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations | 8 - 9 a.m. | Room 316, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness regarding the urgent need to address climate change impacts on agri-food systems, including by making them more resilient and discussing concrete opportunities to do so. It will also highlight agriculture’s potential to mitigate climate change and, in turn, mobilize and accelerate broad action across sectors.
Dairy as a Sustainability and Food Security Solution | 8 - 9 a.m. | Room 314, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Dairy Management, Inc.
A health and nutrition expert, an innovative Minnesota dairy farmer, and an advocate for global food-security solutions wish to join you in a discussion of the positive role dairy is playing in the U.S. and worldwide.
Rebuilding the Economy through Agriculture | 8 - 9 a.m. | Room 317, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
A panel of experts from the private and public sectors will discuss agriculture strategies that accelerate post-crisis rebuilding, drive economic growth and build resilience in the face of challenges, with a focus on Eastern Europe.
Agriculture for Peace: A Platform for Action | 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. | Rooms 319-320, Iowa Events Center
Hosted by CIMMYT, the Borlaug Foundation and Ag for Peace Partners
Agriculture for Peace is a platform for novel approaches and collaborations to build resilient agri-food systems, attain food security and nutrition goals and improve livelihoods for small-scale producers.
Friday, October 21
Africa Agriculture Dialogue (AAD2022)| 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | 2nd Floor Ballrooms A & B, Hilton Downtown Des Moines
Hosted by AgroAfrica (NovoModo Company) with support from the African Development Bank
The Africa Agriculture Dialogue (AAD) 2022 seeks to create a unique rallying platform for all stakeholders to identify and creatively address the critical challenges to growth and prosperity in African agriculture. Register here.