The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Agenda

Monday, Oct. 16 Tuesday, Oct. 17 Wednesday, Oct. 18 Thursday, Oct. 19 Friday, Oct. 20

Monday, October 16

The Eleventh Annual Iowa Hunger Summit

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

9:00 a.m.
President's Welcome

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn – President, World Food Prize Foundation, @IAHungerSummit@WorldFoodPrize

9:15 a.m.
Secretaries of Agriculture

MODERATOR: Tom Vilsack - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2009-2017)
Dan Glickman - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1995-2001)
Ann Veneman - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005)
Mike Johanns - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2005-2007)
Ed Schafer - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2008-2009)

10:45 a.m.
Who is ALICE?

Deann Cook - Executive Director, United Ways of Iowa

12:00 p.m.
Iowa Hunger Luncheon

Norman Borlaug Day Proclamation by Governor Kim Reynolds
Governor Kim Reynolds reads the official proclamation declaring October 16 as Norman E. Borlaug/World Food Prize Day in Iowa

Presentation of Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Diana Aviv - Chief Executive Officer, Feeding America

1:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions, Round One

Fighting Hunger While Reducing Wasted Food
Organized by ReFED, Eat Greater DSM, and the Food Rescue Partnership

Hunger Relief Partnerships in Rural and Urban Iowa
Organized by the Iowa Food Bank Association and United Way of Story County

Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition 
Organized by the Farm to ECE Statewide Coalition and Midwest Dairy Council

Donation Gardens & Increasing Access to Produce
Organized by Iowa State Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program, Iowa Gardening for Good, and United Way of Muscatine

The Outreach Program & The Alliance to End Hunger:
Partnering to Empower Advocacy

Organized by The Outreach Program and The Alliance to End Hunger

2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions, Round Two

Iowa Hunger Coalition: A New Advocacy Approach
Organized by Iowa Hunger Coalition

A Partnership for a Healthier America
Organized by The Partnership for a Healthier America and DMARC

Food Security: The Foundation for Healthy Aging
Organized by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department on Aging, and Iowa State Extension - Human Sciences

Growing Healthy Kids Through School Partnerships
Organized by FoodCorps Iowa and Des Moines Public Schools

Global Greens and Refugee Farming
Organized by Global Greens, Lutheran Services in Iowa

3:15 p.m.
Networking

 

 

Tuesday, October 17

Tuesday Side Events:

8:00 a.m.
DuPont Seed Security for Food Security Forum

Hosted by: DuPont
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms

9:00 a.m.
Iowa AgriTech Accelerator's Demonstration Day

Hosted by: Iowa AgriTech Accelerator
Location: World Food Prize Hall of Laureate, 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

1:00 p.m.
Building an Evidence Base for Resilience Programming under the USG Global Food Security Strategy: Bridging the Gap Between Humanitarian and Development Assistance

Hosted by: Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD)
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor, Salons A, B, & C

1:00 p.m.
Global Farmer Roundtable: Opening Session

Hosted by: Global Farmer Network
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor, Salons F and G

3:30 p.m.
Global Farmer Roundtable: Second Session

Hosted by: Global Farmer Network
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor, Salons F and G

6:00 p.m.
DuPont Reception

Hosted by: DuPont
Location: Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309

8:00 p.m.
Food Evolution Film Screening

Hosted by: CropLife International
Location: Des Moines Embassy Club, 34th Floor Ruan Building, 666 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

 

Wednesday, October 18

Borlaug Dialogue – Day I

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

1:00 p.m.
Opening Session | Transcript

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn – President, World Food Prize Foundation,
@WorldFoodPrize

1:15 p.m.
Presentation | Transcript

Martin Richenhagen - Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation

1:40 p.m.
Presentation - The Fall Army Worm: a Clear and Present Danger to African Food Security | Transcript

Pedro Sanchez - 2002 World Food Prize Laureate

1:50 p.m.
Russia and Eurasia: Agriculture after the Communist Experiment | Transcript

Amb. James Collins - U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1997-2001)
Amb. Asif J. Chaudhry - Former U.S. Ambassador to Moldova and Vice President for International Programs, Washington State University, @wsu_vp_chaudhry
Christian J. Foster - Former Deputy Administrator for Trade Programs, Foreign Agriculture Service and President and CEO, CJ & Associates

2:45 p.m.
How Can CRISPR-Cas Technology Assist Small Holder Farmers Around the World? | Transcript

Neal Gutterson - Vice President of Research and Development, DuPont Pioneer
Feng Zhang - Core Institute Member, Broad Institute, @zhangf, @broadinstitute
Kevin Pixley - Director of Genetic Resources Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, @CIMMYT
Nigel Taylor - Interim Director, Institute for International Crop Improvement, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

3:40 p.m.
Latin America's Role in Global Food Security: The Intricate Links Among Conservation, Trade and Agricultural Productivity? | Transcript

Moderator - Ginya Truitt Nakata, Lands Director: Latin America at The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Bram Govaerts - Regional Director for the Americas, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Victor Villalobos - Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Ruben Echeverria - Director General, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), @CIAT_
Priscila Vansetti - President, DuPont do Brasil
Juan Jose Molina Echeverry - Veterinarian and Rancher, El Hatico Natural Reserve; Center for Research on Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CIPAV Foundation)

4:35 p.m.
How Can Urban Food Systems Deliver Healthy Diets?: Launch of the Global Panel's New Policy Brief | Transcript

H.E. Akinwumi Adesina - President, African Development Bank
Sandy Thomas - Director, Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
Emmy Simmons - Co-Chair, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa/Asia
Tom Arnold - Former Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs
Agnes Kalibata -  President, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), @Agnes_Kalibata, @agraalliance 

5:30 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Reception for the 2017 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation 

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

6 p.m.  AWARD PRESENTATION
W. Ronnie Coffman, Member of WFP Council of Advisors and Chairman of the Award Jury

7:00 p.m.
Program Concludes

Wednesday Side Events:

7:00 a.m.
Making Farming Cool: Investing in Future African Farmers and Agripreneurs

Hosted by: African Development Bank, Initiative for Global Development, Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora, Michigan State University, Iowa State University and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture.
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor, Salons A, B, & C

7:00 a.m.
The 2017 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Breakfast

Hosted by: The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and Syngenta
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Des Moines Hall

8:30 a.m.
The Launch of the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2017

Hosted by: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Davenport and Dubuque Rooms

9:00 a.m.
Global Farmer Roundtable: Third Session

Hosted by: Global Farmer Network
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor, Salons F and G

9:15 a.m.
Transformation of African Savannah Initiative Launch

Hosted by: African Development Bank
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms

11:00 a.m.
The Changing Environment of Effective Partnerships between African and International Organizations in Support of Agricultural Transformation

Hosted by: Alliance for African Partnership/ Michigan State University
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms

11:00 a.m.
2017 Global Agriculture Productivity (GAP) Report Launch and Lunch

Hosted by: Global Harvest Initiative
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Des Moines Hall

11:30 a.m.
Innovations to Improve Smallholder Livelihoods

Hosted by: CropLife International
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Davenport and Dubuque Rooms

7:00 p.m.
Governor's Reception

Hosted by: Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor,  Salons A, B, C

7:30 p.m.
The Future Food System: Private Reception

Hosted by: Cargill
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown

7:30 p.m.
African Development Bank and Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition: Public Reception

Hosted by: African Development Bank and Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown

7:30 p.m.
Reception and Lightning Talks: Translating Research into Farmer Benefits

Hosted by: UK Science and Innovation Network and 2Blades Foundation
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Council Bluffs Room

7:30 p.m.
Breadfruit Institute Reception: Changing Lives, Growing Economies

Hosted by: Breadfruit Institute-National Tropical Botanical Garden
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Dubuque Room

 

 

Thursday, October 19

Borlaug Dialogue – Day II:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

8:30 a.m. 
Securing Africa's Farming Future - Where Are the Youth? | Transcript

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Vice President for Country Support, Policy, and Delivery, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Mercy Lung'aho - Research Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Ariong Moses - Project Specialist, One Acre Fund - Uganda
Salif Niang - Co-founder, Malo SARL
Sithembile Mwamakamba - Senior Programme Manager, FANRPAN
Emma Naluyima - Farmer and Private Veterinarian

9:25 a.m. 
Keynote Address | Transcript

Hon. Mark Green - Administrator, U.S. Agency for Development, @USAIDMarkGreen, @USAID, @FeedtheFuture

9:40 a.m. 
African Development Bank Announcement | Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) | Transcript

H.E. Akinwumi Adesina - President, African Development Bank
Jennifer Blanke - Vice-President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank
Agnes Kalibata -  President, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), @Agnes_Kalibata, @agraalliance 
Rajiv Shah - President, The Rockefeller Foundation, @rajshah, @RockefellerFdn
Nick Austin - Director of Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Haleh Bridi - Director for External Communications in the Africa Region, World Bank

11:10 a.m. 
European-African Collaboration on Food Security:
Voices from the G-20, German Marshal Fund for Africa, and the Malabo Montpellier Panel | Transcripts

Joachim von Braun - President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Professor, Director of Center for Development Research (ZAF), Bonn University, @joachimvonbraun
Ousmane Badiane - Africa Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Gebisa Ejeta – 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, @PurdueAg, @PurdueAgronomy
Nachilala Nkombo - Interim Africa Executive Director, ONE Campaign
Stefan Schmitz -  Deputy Director-General and Commissioner for the "One World - No Hunger" Initiative

12:00 p.m. 
Luncheon Address | Transcript

Louise Fresco - President of the Executive Board, Wageningen University & Research, @LouiseOFresco
Rajiv Shah - President, The Rockefeller Foundation, @rajshah, @RockefellerFdn

2:00 p.m.
Getting Technology to Smallholder Farmers | Transcript

Robert T. Fraley – 2013 World Food Prize Laureate, @RobbFraley
Enock Chikava - Deputy Director of Agricultural Development, Global Growth and Opportunity at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Howard-Yana Shapiro - Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars
Steven Leath - President, Auburn University 

2:50 p.m.
Keynote Address | Transcript

Erik Fyrwald - Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta, @Syngenta, @SyngentaUS

3:15 p.m.
Consolidation, Innovation, and the Road to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050 | Transcript

Tim Hassinger - President and Chief Executive Officer, Lindsay Corporation
Randal J. Kirk - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Intrexon
Tom Hayes - Chief Executive Officer, Tyson Foods
Jim Blome - Chief Executive Officer, Bayer CropScienes
Paul Schickler - President, DuPont Pioneer 

4:10 p.m. 
Nutrition Security and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Agriculture and the U.S. Dairy Industry in Fostering Global Economic Development | Transcript

Secretary Tom Vilsack - President and CEO, U.S. Dairy Export Council
Mary Hennigan - Senior Technical Advisor - Nutrition, Catholic Relief Services
Lauren Landis - Director of Nutrition, World Food Programme, @LaurenLandis1, @WFP
Gregory Miller - Global Chief Science Officer National Dairy Council, @drdairy50
Chris Policinski - President and CEO, Land O'Lakes, @ChrisPolicinski, @LandOLakesInc  

7:00 p.m.
Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner (by invitation) | Transcript

Iowa State Capitol Building – broadcast live on Iowa Public Television

Thursday Side Events:

7:00 a.m.
Fall Army Worm: a Clear and Present Danger to African Food Security

Hosted by: Dr. Pedro Sanchez
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines Hall

7:00 a.m.
Going from Science to Scale - Commercializing Aflasafe™ in 11 African Countries

Hosted by: Chemonics International
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor,  Council Bluffs Room

7:00 a.m.
An Exploration Into Food/Cash Crop Alternatives to Tobacco in Africa

Hosted by: Foundation for A Smoke-Free World 
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Waterloo Room

7:00 a.m.
On the Front Lines: Farmer and Retailer Perspectives on Sustainable Fertilizer Management

Hosted by: The Mosaic Company
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor, Cedar Rapids Room

7:00 a.m.
State of Food and Agriculture 2017:  Empowering Rural Communities in Pursuit of Zero Hunger

Hosted by: Alliance to End Hunger and The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Location: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 3rd Floor,  Davenport and Dubuque Rooms

 

Friday, October 20

Borlaug Dialogue – Day III:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Address | Transcript

Samuel Allen - Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company

9:00 a.m.
Dance of the Lions & Dragons: How are Africa and China Engaging, and How Will the Partnership Evolve? | Transcript

Sunil Sanghvi - Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Irene Sun - Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

9:35 a.m. 
The African Fertilizer Summit - 10 Years Later | Transcript

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo - Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
H.E. Josefa Leonel Correa Sacko - Commissioner for the Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, @_AfricanUnion, @AUC_CAADP
Charlotte Hebebrand - Director General, International Fertilizer Industry Association
Richard Mkandawire - Director, Alliance for African Partnership/MSU
Mustafa El Ouafi - Managing Director, OCP Group
Benjamin Pratt - Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, The Mosaic Company

10:30 a.m.
A Conversation on Sustainability | Transcript

Diane Holdorf - Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg Company, @KelloggCompany
Claire Starkey - President, Fintrac, @fintrac
Dennis Schaffler -  Senior Director - Global Access Markets - The Americas, Elanco Animal Health
Kojo Amoo-Gottfried - Vice President and Commercial Leader - Agriculture Supply Chain North America, Cargill
Ismail Serageldin - Founding Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina 

11:25 a.m.
Breaking Down Silos: Encouraging Transdisciplinary Problem Solving for Global Food and Nutrition Security | Transcript

Peter McPherson - President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Cathann Kress - Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University,  @cathannkress
Kendall Lamkey - Professor and Chair, Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University, @krlamkey, @isuagronomy
April Mason - Provost, Kansas State University, @kstateprovost

12:15 p.m.
Laureate Luncheon | Transcript

Laureate Address:
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina - President, The African Development Bank

Friday Side Events:

2:30 p.m.
AgroAfrica Magazine Launch | Private Event

 


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