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2015 Side Events

2015 GAP Report® Release: “Building Sustainable Breadbaskets” hosted by Global Harvest Initiative

10/14/2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines Room

Title: 2015 GAP Report® Release: “Building Sustainable Breadbaskets”
Time: October 14, 2015, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Des Moines Room, 3rd Floor, Des Moines Marriott

Description: Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) invites you to the release of its 2015 Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®). Dr. Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of GHI, will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss challenges and opportunities for greater global agricultural productivity growth and the need for investment and innovation in order to meet the world’s demand for food, feed, fuel, and fiber in 2050.  The panel will explore the legacy of conservation and productivity in the U.S.A., as well as the opportunity for Zambia to become a breadbasket for southern Africa.  Panel presentation, followed by buffet lunch.


Mr. Colin Bletsky, Senior Vice President, BioAg, Novozymes

Dr. Keith Fuglie, Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division. USDA Economic Research Service

Dr. Phyllis Muturi, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Resource Management, Embu University College, University of Nairobi, and AWARD Visiting Scholar, Iowa State University

Mr. Cory Reed, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group, John Deere & GHI Board Chair

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