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From Poverty to Prosperity: How Agricultural Technologies Improve Farmer Livelihoods - CropLife

10/14/2015 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Des Moines Marriott, Davenport & Dubuque Rooms

From Poverty to Prosperity: How Agricultural Technologies Improve Farmer Livelihoods

Time: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 11:30 am – 12:45 pm CST

Location: Davenport & Dubuque Rooms, Des Moines Marriott

For a small-scale farmer in the developing world, a healthy crop can be the difference between a life of prosperity and a life in poverty.  But better harvests can only result from strong agricultural practices and effective farming tools and innovations.

Join CropLife International for From Poverty to Prosperity: How Agricultural Technologies Improve Farmer Livelihoods.  This panel discussion will feature small-scale farmers who will share their experiences using improved crops and agricultural innovations to increase yields and economic opportunity.  They will be joined by members of the development community who work tirelessly to educate farmers on best practices and deliver new technologies that improve outcomes.


Panel Participants:

Richard Pluke, Ph.D.
Senior Agricultural Advisor, Fintrac

Erostus Nsubuga
Agro Genetic Technologies, Uganda

Lydia Sasu
Family Farmer and Executive Director of the Development Action Association, Ghana

Balwinder Sing Kang
Indian Farmer

Moderator: Julie Borlaug
Associate Director for External Relations
Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
Strategic Initiatives, Corporate Relations
Texas A&M AgriLife Research

RSVP: Space is limited.  Boxed lunch will be served. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

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