The World Food Prize Foundation

2010 Symposium Agenda

"Take It to the Farmer": Reaching the World’s Smallholders

Monday, Oct. 11 | Tuesday, Oct. 12 | Wednesday, Oct. 13 | Thursday, Oct. 14 | Friday, Oct. 15

Monday, October 11

Side Events:

All Day

USAID Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) board meeting

Des Moines Marriott, Salons A and B

8:00 p.m.

Norman Borlaug Lecture with 2010 World Food Prize Laureates David Beckmann and Jo Luck

Sun Room, Iowa State University Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa

Tuesday, October 12

The Fourth Annual Iowa Hunger Summit:

9:00 a.m.

Livestock's Role in Reducing Food Insecurity

Hosted by Elanco and Heifer International

10:00 a.m.

Starving for Knowledge: Nutrition, Brain Development, and Education

Hosted by the Heartland Global Health Consortium

11:00 a.m.

Local and Regional Food Systems: Countering Food Insecurity in Iowa

Hosted by ISU Extension and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Noon

"Hunger Luncheon," featuring meals used by Iowa-based hunger-relief efforts

Keynote address: Ambassador Tony P. Hall, Director of the Alliance to End Hunger

1:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions

2:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions

  • "Water and Food for Development" – hosted by 3M and Outreach Inc.
  • "Mapping Hunger and Improving Nutrition in Des Moines" – hosted by Des Moines Area Religious Council
  • "Advocating for an End to Global Hunger and Poverty" – hosted by the ONE Campaign
  • "Build a Local Food System, End Childhood Hunger" – hosted by Healthy Urban Food and Farming

Side Events:

8:30 a.m.

USAID Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) board meeting

Des Moines Marriott, Salons A and B

10:00 a.m.

Global Town Hall: Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Practices

Hosted by CropLife America, CropLife International, ISU, and Truth About Trade & Technology

Transportation departs Marriott lobby at 9:00 a.m. – please register

Howe Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

2020 Vision Advisory Committee: "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health"

Hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute

Des Moines Marriott, Sioux City Room

7:15 p.m.

Seminar: "Reinventing Agriculture in the 21st Century"

Hosted by the World Agroforestry Center

Des Moines Marriott, Davenport Room

Wednesday, October 13

Borlaug Dialogue – Day I:

1:00 p.m.

Opening remarks

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn – President, the World Food Prize Foundation

1:15 p.m.

Opening keynote

Howard Buffett – President, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

1:40 p.m.

Presentation: Who is the smallholder farmer?

Prabhu Pingali – Deputy Director of Agriculture, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2:00 p.m.

Conversation: Smallholder successes around the world

  • Shenggen Fan – Director-General, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Ruth Oniang'o – Editor, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Development
  • Pedro Sanchez – Director of Tropical Agriculture, the Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Ajay Vashee – President, International Federation of Agricultural Producers
  • Vo Tong Xuan – President, An Giang University

3:00 p.m.

Conversation: Smallholders as entrepreneurs and innovators

  • Marco Ferroni – Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation
  • Louise Fresco – Professor, University of Amsterdam
  • Eleni Gabre-Madhin – Director, Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
  • Kamal El Kheshen – Vice President, African Development Bank
  • Rajesh Kumar – Farmer, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Shivaji Pandey – Director, Plant Production Division, UN Food & Agriculture Organization

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

5:00 p.m.

Welcoming reception

6:00 p.m.

2010 World Food Prize Laureates Forum

Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Ballroom (NOTE: change of venue)

Side Events:

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast and seminar: "The Borlaug CAST Communication Award"

Hosted by the CropLife Foundation and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines Room

7:30 a.m.

Seminar: "Expanding Commitments to Agricultural Development and Food Security"

Hosted by the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs rooms

9:00 a.m.

Seminar: "Smallholder Farmers and the Private Sector"

Hosted by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Des Moines Marriott, Davenport and Dubuque rooms

11:30 a.m.

Luncheon: "The New Politics of Food and Farming"

Featuring keynote address by leading food-policy authority Dr. Robert Paarlberg

Hosted by CropLife International and Truth About Trade & Technology

Open to all attendees – please RSVP

Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines Room

11:30 a.m.

Luncheon: "Launching the Global Agricultural Productivity Report"

Featuring presentations by the Farm Foundation and USDA Economic Research Service

Hosted by the Global Harvest Initiative

Please RSVP to Christina.Altenau@fleishman.com

Des Moines Marriott, Sioux City Room

4:30 p.m.

Briefing: "Taking Quality Seed to the Farmer: Reaching Africa's Smallholders"

Hosted by Iowa State University

Des Moines Marriott, Waterloo Room

7:30 p.m.

Seminar: "Systems of Rice Intensification – Global Farmer Perspectives"

Hosted by Africare, Cornell University, Oxfam, and WWF

Des Moines Marriott, Council Bluffs Room

7:30 p.m.

Seminar: "Delivering Innovative Solutions to Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Hosted by USAID and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Des Moines Marriott, Davenport Room

Thursday, October 14

Borlaug Dialogue – Day II:

8:00 a.m.

Conversation: Overcoming constraints to productivity

  • Robert Berendes – Global Head of Business Development, Syngenta
  • Rolf Derpsch – Senior expert (ret.), GTZ
  • Joe DeVries – Director, Program for Africa's Seed Systems
  • Stephanie Hanson – Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund
  • Nuhu Hatibu – CEO, Kilimo Trust
  • Uma Lele – Senior adviser (ret.), World Bank
  • Sarah Munalula – Farmer, Mwumba, Zambia

9:30 a.m.

Keynote address

H.E. Kofi Annan – Chair, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

10:00 a.m.

Conversation: Smallholder agriculture and biodiversity

  • Christian Borgemeister – Director-General, icipe
  • Christopher Flavin – President, Worldwatch Institute
  • Dennis Garrity – Director-General, World Agroforesty Cente
  • Rattan Lal – Professor, Ohio State University
  • Guilmer Miguel Montufar – Farmer, Nueva Frontera, Honduras
  • M.S. Swaminathan – Chair, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
  • Suyapa Ucles Salinas – Program Coordinator, Mennonite Social Action Commission, Honduras

11:30 a.m.

Presentation: Smallholders in a changing climate

Sir Gordon Conway – Professor, Imperial College London

Noon

Symposium Luncheon keynote

Jeff Raikes – CEO, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2:00 p.m.

The Ministers' Roundtable

  • Nazir Gondal – Minister of Agriculture, Pakistan
  • Mohammed Rahimi – Minister of Agriculture, Afghanistan
  • Thomas Vilsack – Secretary of Agriculture, United States

3:00 p.m.

Keynote address

Gregory Page – CEO, Cargill

3:30 p.m.

Partnering with smallholders: Strategies for food security

  • Gabriela Cruz – Farmer, Elvas, Portugal
  • Sean de Cleene – Vice President, Yara International
  • Hon. Jose Fernandez – U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
  • Matt Kistler – Vice President, Wal-Mart
  • Robert Zeigler – Director-General, IRRI

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

7:00 p.m.

Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner

Iowa State Capitol Buildingand broadcast live on Iowa Public Television

Side Events:

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast and seminar: "2010 Global Hunger Index – The Crisis of Child Undernutrition"

Hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute

Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs rooms

7:00 a.m.

Preview briefing: "State of the World 2011 – Nourishing the Planet"

Hosted by the Worldwatch Institute

Des Moines Marriott, Davenport and Dubuque rooms

Friday, October 15

Borlaug Dialogue – Day III:

7:30 a.m.

Hunger Fighter Breakfast keynote

Rajiv Shah – Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

9:00 a.m.

Presentation: Land issues and smallholder agriculture

Camilla Toulmin – President, International Institute for Environment & Development

9:20 a.m.

Conversation: More food, better food – improving and preserving quality

  • Howarth Bouis – Director, HarvestPlus
  • Florence Chenoweth – Minister of Agriculture, Liberia
  • Dyno Keatinge – Director-General, the World Vegetable Center
  • Jacqueline Morette – Farmer, Pouly, Haiti
  • Philip Nelson – Professor, Purdue University
  • Joseph Taets – Vice President, ADM Grain Group
  • Derek Yach – Senior Vice President, Global Health, PepsiCo

10:35 a.m.

Conversation: Livestock in smallholder agriculture

  • Nao Bee Lor – Farmer, Xieng Khouang, Laos
  • Christie Peacock – Chief Executive, FARM-Africa
  • Alice Pell – Vice Provost, Cornell University
  • Carlos Sere – Director-General, International Livestock Research Institute
  • Thad Simons – CEO, Novus International
  • Deepak Tikku – Chairman, National Dairy Development Board Dairy Services

Noon

Laureate Luncheon keynote

David Beckmann and Jo Luck – 2010 World Food Prize Laureates

2:00 p.m.

Workshop: Taking it to the Farmer – Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Organized by Iowa State University Extension

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