The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Breakout Sessions

Unpacking "Crops to End Hunger"

10/16/2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Council Bluffs Room, 3rd Floor| Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Valerie Poire, Sr. Manager Communications, CGIAR

This CGIAR  side-event in partnership with Corteva Agriscience will open a dialogue with participants to learn more about “Crops to End Hunger”, the new initiative that will be officially launched in the CGIAR symposium at the Borlaug Dialogue. Continuing the discussion, this official side-event will provide deeper context and underline why the modernization and focus on crop breeding is crucial to help feed the world’s growing population in these times of climate crisis. 

Speakers:

Dr. Geoff Graham
Head of Plant Breeding
Corteva Agriscience

Dr. Gary Atlin
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Michael Quinn
Director
CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB)

Dr. Robert Bertram
Chief Scientist, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security
USAID

Dr. Felister Wambugha Makini
Deputy Director General Crops – Crops Division
KALRO, Kenya

Dr. Martin Kropff
Director General
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Moderator

Dr. Marco Ferroni
Chair
CGIAR System Management Board

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