The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Side Events

Reaching millions: the science of scaling

10/17/2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Dubuque Room, 3rd Floor | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Victoria Pezzi

Hosted by: CGIAR

Reaching millions: the science of scaling

Against the backdrop of the World Food Prize 2018, the premier conference in the world on global agriculture, we invite you to join our panel of experts for a conversation on the transformational solutions which are required to deal with today’s global challenges.

Date and time: October 17, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:30pm
Venue: Downtown Des Moines Marriott - Dubuque Room (3rd floor)

Transformational solutions are required for the complex challenges facing the global food supply. Agricultural research is an essential component to ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

We will explore how CGIAR is working with partners to make significant progress in agricultural research and in scaling up innovations to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What are the unique challenges and opportunities in the science of scaling to ensure that improved agricultural practices and technologies are adopted by the largest number possible.

Opening and moderator: Marco Ferroni, Chair, CGIAR System Management Board

Panel of experts:

  • Maria Andrade, 2016 World Food Prize Co-Laureate; Country Manager and Senior Sweepotato Breeder for sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, International Potato Center (CIP)
  • Neal Gutterson, Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience
  • Marc Schut, Senior Scientist and Country Representative for Rwanda, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to: V.Pezzi@cgiar.org

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