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2016 Side Events

2016 Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) Release Event

10/12/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Des Moines Hall

Title: 2016 Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) Release Event

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2016,

Location: Des Moines Room, 3rd Floor, Des Moines Marriott

Event Description: Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) invites you to the release of its 2016 Global Agricultural Productivity Report®: Sustainability in an Uncertain Season. 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 discuss five key policies priorities that support productive sustainable agricultural growth, transform agriculture to mitigate climate change and help farmers of all scales remain competitive throughout the ups and downs of the agricultural business cycle. Panel presentation, followed by buffet lunch.


  • Dr. Keith Fuglie, Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division. USDA Economic Research Service
  • Ambassador Patricia Haslach, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Ms. Bonnie McClafferty, Director of Agriculture for Nutrition Programs, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Mr. Ben Pratt, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, The Mosaic Company & GHI Board Chair

RSVP Information: Click here to learn more and register for the event.

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