October 19, 2009 - Bill Gates addresses 2009 Borlaug Dialougue
October 19, 2009 -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered his first major address on agriculture at the 2009 Borlaug Dialogue. Watch the speech above and read the transcript here.
Following his address, Gates was joined on stage by 2009 World Food Prize Laureate Gebisa Ejeta for a question and answer session focused on agricultural development in Africa.
The Gates Foundation used the appearance at the World Food Prize events to announce nine new projects totalling $120 million.
Full video and transcripts from the 2009 Borlaug Dialouge are available here.