The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Breakout Sessions

Wild Futures: Technologies for Accelerating Food-Systems Innovation Towards the SDGs

10/15/2019 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Waterloo Room, 3rd Floor | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Diego Osorio, Head of Partnerships

Description: In the context of the need for a transformation in food systems and technological advancement to respond to this need, this session will bring together leaders in science, policy and investment to identify:

  1. actions to expedite the application of these technologies in current food systems;
  2. changes required in regulatory frameworks and market structures to enable application at scale; and
  3. priorities for engagement with issues of social license and acceptability. 

The session will enable leaders in science, policy and investment to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the application of next generation technologies to transform food systems and achieve the SDGs, and develop suitable actions in their respective capacities.


Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn

World Food Prize Foundation

Svend Christensen
Head of Department, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences ​​
University of Copenhagen

Mario Herrero
Chief Research Scientist
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Diego Osorio
Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Akinwumi Adesina
African Development Bank

Jan Low
Principal Scientist
International Potato Center (CIP)

Ruben Echeverria
Director General
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

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