Farming First is giving you the exclusive opportunity to tune into a Twitter Chat with the President of the World Food Prize Foundation, and the Bangladesh-based NGO BRAC!
BRAC’s outstanding contribution to reducing hunger and poverty is being recognised by the World Food Prize Foundation this year, as its founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed will be honoured as the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate. He will also speak at the upcoming Borlaug Dialogue event in Des Moines from 14 – 16th October 2015. The Foundation annually awards individuals tackling “the greatest challenge in human history” – feeding 9.6 billion sustainably by 2050.
Can’t make it to Iowa? Ask the #FoodPrize15 panellists your questions online!
Tuesday 6th October, 10.30 am EST / 3.30pm CET
Along with a special panel of experts on food security and agriculture, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize and the BRAC USA team will be answering selected questions for one hour later next month. Just tweet us using #FoodPrize15 and your question could be answered live.
Topics for debate will include:
- What makes agriculture such a powerful tool for poverty reduction?
- Why does the empowerment of women and young people make a big impact?
- How can issues in delivery of technologies to smallholders be overcome?
- How can development practitioners ensure approaches are “holistic” and cover more than one area of development?
More about BRAC
Since BRAC’s inception over 40 years ago, Sir Fazle’s organization has provided the opportunity for nearly 150 million people worldwide to improve their lives, have enhanced food security and follow a pathway out of poverty through its dynamic and effective development programs.
Its agricultural and development innovations have improved food security for millions and contributed to a significant decline in poverty levels through direct impacts to farmers and small communities across the globe. BRAC’s programs in health and education reach millions. BRAC also operates 18 financially and socially profitable enterprises in sectors such as finance, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, printing and retail.
Stay tuned to our social media channels for the full panel line up to be announced.