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2021 Side Events Agenda

The Emergency Response to the Desert Locust Crisis: The Story of How a Humanitarian Crisis Was Successfully Mitigated | Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

10/21/2021 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
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Join us for a high-level discussion hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to learn about how the impacts of the desert locust infestation of 2018-2021 - - the worst in 70 years in Kenya and 25 years in Ethiopia, Somalia and India - - were successfully mitigated.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Jocelyn Brown Hall, Director, FAO’s Liaison Office for North America


Introductory Remarks  

  • Barbara Stinson, President, the World Food Prize Foundation

Panel Discussion  

  • Keith Cressman, Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, FAO  
  • David Hughes, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security at Penn State University, and Founder, PlantVillage 
  • Greg Vulinovich, InReach Project Lead for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East  





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