The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Side Events Agenda

Agriculture for Peace | CIMMYT | International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

10/21/2021 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Daniela Vega


This side event includes the voices of several eminent people working on different facets of peace and agriculture. Each of their interventions builds upon the input of their colleagues to form a coherent narrative which integrates their analysis on critical issues such as climate change, gender and the role of the private sector and innovation. Beyond outlining how they see the connection between peace and agriculture from their perspective as scientists, security officials, diplomats and advocates the insights of the speakers address the core question of how to break the cycle of hunger and conflict. Farmers directly from the field introduce and conclude this event highlighting their challenges and hopes for the future. As is the theme running through this event, the role of smallholder farmers cannot be understated when considering any aspect of the agrifood system and especially not when looking at its relationship with peace.


  • Frances Arnold (Linus Pauling Professor, California Institute of Technology, and Co-chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the White House)
  • Margaret Bath (Managing partner at Strong Arbor and member of the CIMMYT Board of Trustees)
  • Julie Borlaug (President of the Borlaug Foundation)
  • Sharon Burke (Senior Advisor at New America)
  • Martha Delgado (Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Mexico)


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