The World Food Prize

2008 Transcripts by Agenda

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Welcoming Remarks
Amb. Kenneth Quinn, United States - President, The World Food Prize Foundation
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Keynote Address: The Global Agricultural Crisis of the 21st Century
Sir Gordon Conway, United Kingdom - Chief Scientific Adviser, UK DFID
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Infrastructure's Role in Agricultural Development and Poverty Alleviation
Graham Stegmann, United Kingdom
Special Adviser to the President, African Development Bank
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Conversation: International Cooperation in Education, Extension, and Research
Peter McPherson, United States (Moderator) - President, NASULGC
W. Ronnie Coffman, United States - Director of Intl. Programs, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Gregory Geoffroy, United States - President, Iowa State University
Monty Jones, Sierra Leone - Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa - 2004 World Food Prize Laureate
Olive Mugenda, Kenya - Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University
Ren Wang, China -Director, CGIAR
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Conversation: Promises and Challenges of Next-Generation Science and Technology
Scott Kilman, United States (Moderator) - Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Martin Fisher, United States - Founding Director, KickStart International
Bernadene Magnuson, Canada - Senior Scientific/Regulatory Consultant, Cantox International
Clay Mitchell, United States - Cornell University/The Mitchell Farm
Roberto Rodrigues, Brazil - Co-chair, Interamerican Biofuel Coalition, Member, World Food Prize Council of Advisors
Paul Schickler, United States - President, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Judi Wangalwa Wakhungu, Kenya - Co-chair, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

               
Agriculture and Development Impacts of Climate Change
Rita Sharma, India
Secretary to the Government,
Indian Ministry of Rural Development
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Biodiversity and Agricultural Security
Cary Fowler, United States
Executive Director, The Global Crop Diversity Trust
          
Conversation: Biodiversity and Agricultural Security
Margaret Catley-Carlson, Canada (Moderator) - Chair, World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water
Pamela Anderson, United States - Director-General, International Potato Center
Cary Fowler, United States - Executive Director, The Global Crop Diversity Trust
Emile Frison, Belgium - Director-General, Bioversity International
Rosamund Naylor, United States - Director, Stanford University Program on Food Security and the Environment
Ed Rege, Kenya - Director of Biotechnology, ILRI
Ravi Singh, India - Director of Bread Wheat Breeding, CIMMYT
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Conversation: Trends & Impacts of Rising Agricultural Production Costs & Rising Food Prices
Bob Thompson, United States (Moderator) - Gardner Chair of Agricultural Policy, University of Illinois
Jim McCarthy, Ireland - Marburn Farm, County Kildare, Ireland
Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Kenya - Head, 2020 Vision Initiative, Intl. Food Policy Research Institute
John Powell, Australia - Deputy Executive Director, UN World Food Program
Jerry Steiner, United States - Senior Vice President, Monsanto
Carlo Trojan, The Netherlands - Chairman, Intl. Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council
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Summary Presentation
Jossette Lewis, United States
Director of the Office of Agriculture, USAID
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Symposium Keynote Luncheon:
"Seizing the Moment, Seeding the Future"

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, United States
President of Global Development,
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Urbanization, the Rural Sector, and Socioeconomic Transition in Developing Areas
Robert Hormats, United States
Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs
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Conversation: The Role of the Private Sector in Global Food Security and Development
Jerry Steiner, United States (Moderator) - Senior Vice President, Monsanto
Sarah Hull, United States - Global Head of Public and Government Affairs, Syngenta
Carl Hausmann, United States - CEO, Bunge North America
Robert Lane, United States - CEO, John Deere
Sheri Schellhaass, United States - President, Institute of Food Technologists, Vice President, General Mills
Samuel Worthington, United States - CEO, InterAction
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Summary Presentation
Robert Zoellick, United States
President, The World Bank
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Friday, October 17, 2008


Symposium Breakfast Introduction
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, United States

Symposium Breakfast:
The Secretary's Address

Hon. Ed Schafer, United States
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
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Lessons Learned from Investments in Agricultural Development
Joaquim Chissano, Mozambique
Former President of Mozambique
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Conversation: Lessons Learned from Investments in Agricultural Development
Roger Thurow, United States (Moderator) - Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Joaquim Chissano, Mozambique - Former President of Mozambique
Rajiv Shah, United States - Director of Agricultural Development, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Rita Sharma, India - Secretary to the Government,Indian Ministry of Rural Development
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Conversation: The Challenge of an African Green Revolution
Sir Gordon Conway, United Kingdom (Moderator) - Chief Scientific Adviser, UK DFID
Abdoulaye Diop, Mali - Ambassador of Mali to the United States
Daphrose Gahakwa, Rwanda - Minister of Education, Rwanda
Richard Mkandawire, Malawi - Director of Agriculture, NEPAD
Namanga Ngongi, Cameroon - President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Pedro Sanchez, United States - Director, Tropical Agriculture/Rural Environment, Columbia University 2002 World Food Prize Laureate
Speciosa Wandira, Uganda - Former Vice President and Minister of Agriculture, Uganda
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Laureate Luncheon Keynote Presentation
Judith Rodin, United States
President, Rockefeller Foundation


Conversation: Trade and Untapped Economic Growth in Developing Countries
* Hosted by the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council
Ann Tutwiler, United States (Moderator) - Managing Director, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Kym Anderson, Australia - George Gollin Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide
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Pedro de Camargo Neto, Brazil - President, Brazilian Association of Pork Producers and Exporters
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Robert Thompson, United States
Gardner Chair in Agricultural Policy, University of Illinois
Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union
Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, The African Union
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