The World Food Prize Foundation

Digital Dialogues

The Digital Dialogue webinar series provides virtual opportunities for leaders around the world to address critical issues in developing sustainable and resilient food systems. 

Digital Dialogues will continue to feature World Food Prize Laureates and experts to address components of a comprehensive system and opportunities for the most impactful responses at the global, national and local levels. The series will highlight the challenges we face in strengthening our food systems and the momentum we are creating as a global community.

Upcoming Events

August 15 at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT | Empowering the Next Generation | REGISTER

Youth are already tackling the most pressing challenges that society faces and doing so in communities across the world. Their voices, intellect, creativity, and power should be nurtured and cherished. Dr. Norman Borlaug and John Ruan Sr. believed wholeheartedly in empowering the next generation of trailblazers in food and agriculture. The World Food Prize Foundation is committed to inspiring, engaging, and equipping young leaders to overcome global challenges. 

Join alumni of World Food Prize Foundation’s youth programs on August 15 as they share how their experiences inspired them to join and advocate for youth’s vital role in alleviating global challenges. These champion leaders will share their advice for empowering the next generation to positively shape food systems and improve sustainable, nutritious food security.

Past Digital Dialogues Resource Library


Live with the Laureate: A Conversation with Heidi Kühn | VIDEO

Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Cheryl Jennings will interview 2023 World Food Prize Laureate Heidi Kühn about the work of her nonprofit organization, Roots of Peace, which Kühn founded in 1997 to replace remnants of war and restore the land to agricultural uses with the planting of millions of grapevines and fruit trees. 

Kühn and Roots of Peace began building peace through agriculture 25 years ago by partnering with wineries in her home state of California to raise funds to remove landmines in Croatia and replant vineyards and orchards. She has since worked in nine countries, including current projects in Afghanistan and Vietnam, and is exploring starting a program in Ukraine.

Fostering Innovation: A conversation featuring World Food Prize President Ambassador Terry Branstad and three Borlaug Field Award Recipients | VIDEO

Innovations have radically and repeatedly shaped and reshaped food and agricultural systems, revolutionizing the production, processing, storage, distribution, and consumption of nutritious food. Join World Food Prize Foundation President Ambassador Terry Branstad and our three most recent Borlaug Field Award Recipients, Salma SultanaElliott Dossou-Yovo, and Mahalingam Govindaraj, as we hear more about their ongoing research and work across Africa and Southeast Asia. These champions in innovation will share their recommendations for adopting and scaling creative solutions that are more equitable, economically viable, and contextually relevant.


She Who Provides: Agriculture and Climate Essentials | VIDEO

Building Forward Better: WFP Laureates Mobilizing for Food Systems Action | VIDEO

2020 Laureate Announcement Webcast + Digital Dialogue: Live with the Laureate | VIDEO

Defining Medium to Long-term Improvements for Resilient Food Systems | VIDEO

Perspective on Food Systems Resilience in COVID-19 | VIDEO

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