The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Side Events

Achieving the SDGs: Common Challenges of U.S. and International Farmers

10/13/2016 7:00 AM - 8:25 AM
Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Davenport and Dubuque Rooms
Danielle Haddy

Title: Achieving the SDGs: Common Challenges of U.S. and International Farmers

Start and End Time: Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 7:00-8:30am

Event Description: This breakfast panel, organized by the Alliance to End Hunger, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will bring together leaders, farmers, practitioners from government, multilateral organizations, non-profit organizations and the private sector to explore common challenges faced by farmers in the U.S. and those in developing countries. Themes that will be discussed include legacy challenges (such as age and gender), weather/climate, market access, and technology. Participation by attendees is encouraged and opportunities for collaboration will be discussed. Breakfast will be provided.


  • Ambassador Tony Hall, Executive Director Emeritus, Alliance to End Hunger
  • Marv Baldwin, President & CEO, Foods Resource Bank
  • Jon Halverson, Vice President, Land O'Lakes International Development
  • Ellie Grossnickle, Maryland Dairy Farmer and State FFA President
  • Martha Hirpa, Managing Senior Director,  Heifer International
  • Dr. Donna Vincent Roa, Chief of Party, USAID’s Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility

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