The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Side Events

Scaling Up Impact in Agriculture

10/18/2018 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Davenport Room, 3rd Floor | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Suzanne Nielsen & Julie Howard

Many promising agricultural technologies have been developed that could impact millions of lives if taken to scale.  Why aren't these technologies reaching more farmers?  Join us for a discussion of scaling up impact in agriculture:  what have we learned about approaches that work, key challenges, and the way forward.   This event will follow a major Scale Up Conference at Purdue University in late September 2018.  Lead speakers will discuss key findings from the conference and a panel discussion will feature select case studies in scaling that were presented at the conference.  Speakers will include:

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate
  • Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
  • Jennifer Billings, Agriculture Development Leader, Corteva Agriscience™
  • Betty Bugusu, Director, FTF Food Processing Innovation Laboratory, Purdue University
  • Larry Cooley, President Emeritus, Management Systems International; Curator of Global Community of Practice on Scaling Up Development Outcomes
  • Julie Howard, Non-resident Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Suzanne Nielsen, Professor; Co-organizer of Scale Up Conference, Purdue University
  • Simon Winter, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture 
  • Carolyn Woo, former President & CEO of Catholic Relief Services; Co-organizer of Scale Up Conference, Purdue University


Hosted by: Michigan State University and Purdue University

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