The World Food Prize Foundation

2009 Events and Symposium Agenda

 
Saturday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 13

All Day
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: Community Food Security Coalition Annual Conference
“From Commodity to Community - Food Politics and Projects in the Heartland”
Polk County Convention Center
For more information: www.communityfoodconference.org/13/

 

Monday, October 12

5:45 p.m.
What Will the World Eat? U.S. Impact on Global Food Security
A reception with lecture and discussion featuring 1995 World Food Prize Laureate Hans Herren

Polk County Convention Center, Room 2004
More information available here, or by contacting Angie Tagtow at angie.tagtow@mac.com or 515-367-5200

8:00 pm
Norman Borlaug Lecture: 2009 World Food Prize Laureate Gebisa Ejeta (more info)
Memorial Union, Iowa State University
 

Tuesday, October 13

All Day
Third Annual Iowa Hunger Summit (more info)
Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel

8:00 a.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: USAID Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
"Higher Education: A Critical Partner in Global Agricultural Development"
Des Moines Marriott - Salons A and B

Wednesday, October 14 - Borlaug Dialogue Day I

The 2009 Borlaug Dialogue - Day I
Food, Agriculture and National Security in a Globalized World

Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast hosted by the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
"The Role of Private Sector in African Development "
Des Moines Marriott - Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms


7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: Partnershup to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
"Supporting Africa’s Strategy for Reducing Rural Poverty:  Report Launch and Symposium "
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
"Driving Development:  The Role of Collaborative Research"
Des Moines Marriott - Davenport and Dubuque Rooms

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: Heartland Global Health Consortium
"Healing and Feeding a Hungry Planet"
Des Moines University
Registration required by September 21
at http://www.heartlandconsortium.org/index.php/2009/07/24/global-health-conference/#more-154

12:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
"The Hunger Challenge Grows: Highlights of Key Issues Raised in the IFPRI Global Hunger Index"
Media briefing open to Borlaug Dialogue participants, more details to follow

1:00 p.m.
2009 Borlaug Dialogue Introduction
Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn - President, The World Food Prize Foundation

1:15 p.m.
Opening Presentations: Food, agriculture, energy, and threats to global security
Ellen Kullman - CEO, DuPont
Patricia Woertz - Chairman, CEO and President, ADM
Her Excellency Gerda Verburg - Minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality, The Netherlands

3:00 p.m.
Conversation: Trends and threats in global agricultural yields
Margaret Catley-Carlson - Chair, World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water
Jason Clay - Senior Vice President Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund
William Dar - Director General, Intl. Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Seyfu Ketema - Executive Director, ASARECA
Jeff Simmons - President, Elanco
Weibin Yan - CEO, Longping High-Tech Agriculture

4:30 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue adjourns for day

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Celebration of the Life of Norman Borlaug and Dedication of the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates
The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureate - 2nd and Locust
PLEASE NOTE: Following the short evening reception, we encourage our guests to explore the many dining and entertainment options available in downtown Des Moines. A list of area restaurants can be found here.

9:00 p.m.
Free Film Screening: "Freedom from Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story"
Des Moines Marriott - Iowa Ballroom

 
Thursday, October 15

The 2009 Borlaug Dialogue - Day II
Food, Agriculture and National Security in a Globalized World
Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel

7:00 a.m.
Breakfast hosted by the International Traders of Iowa
Featuring Danika Schaaf, 2009 World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Intern in Chennai, India
Registration costs $10 payable to the International Traders of Iowa; RSVP and further contact information available here

8:00 a.m.
Conversation: Poverty, hunger, and food security in crisis areas
Per Pinstrup-Andersen - 2001 World Food Prize Laureate
Tom Arnold - CEO, Concern Worldwide
Chelston Brathwaite - Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Ambassador James Michel - Counselor, U.S. Agency for International Development
Her Excellency Faida Mitifu - Ambassador, The Democratic Republic of Congo
Frances Stewart - Director, Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford University

9:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Bill Gates - Co-chair, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

10:00 a.m.
Conversation: Intelligence and security perspectives on agriculture
Joel Brinkley - Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Journalism, Stanford University
Mathew Burrows - Counselor, National Intellegence Council (NIC)
Raymond Gilpin - Associate Vice President, United States Institute of Peace
Dennis McGinn - Vice Admiral, United States Navy (ret)

11:00 a.m.
Conversation: Agricultural security through cooperation
Hon. Tom Vilsack - Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
Amb. Richard Holbrooke - United States Department of State (invited)
H.E. Mohammad Asif Rahimi - Minister of Agriculture, Afghanistan (invited)
H.E. Nazar Muhammd Gondal - Minister of Agriculture, Pakistan (invited)

12:00 p.m.
Symposium Luncheon Keynote Address
Indra Nooyi - Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

2:05 p.m.
Video Message
Pascal Lamy - Director-General, World Trade Organization

2:05 p.m.
Presentation
Jeffrey Sachs - Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

2:30 p.m.
The Secretary's Roundtable: Ministerial perspectives on food, trade, development, and security
Hon. Tom Vilsack - Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
H.E. Amin Abaza - Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt
H.E. Gerry Ritz - Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada
Carlos Vasquez - Minister-Counselor for Agriculture, Embassy of Mexico, Washington

3:30 p.m.
Conversation: Will a food-secure world require new global institutions?
Sir Gordon Conway - Professor of International Development, Imperial College London
Mark Cackler - Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, World Bank
Louise Fresco - Professor, University of Amsterdam
Kanayo Nwanze - President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Josette Sheeran - Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
Richard Williamson - Former U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan

4:30 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue adjourns for the day

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Side Event: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
“Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development”
Briefing open to Borlaug Dialogue participants, more details to follow

7:00 p.m.
The 2009 Laureate Award Ceremony:
The Iowa State Capitol - Broadcast live on Iowa Public Television

 
Friday, October 16

The 2009 Borlaug Dialogue
Food, Agriculture and National Security in a Globalized World (Day III)
Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel

7:45 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Address
Scott Kilman and Roger Thurow - Co-authors, "Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty"

9:00 a.m.
Presentation: Agriculture and security in Africa
His Excellency Joaquim Chissano - Former President, Mozambique

9:30 a.m.
Conversation: Gender in agriculture, nutrition, and health
Catherine Bertini - 2003 World Food Prize Laureate
Namanga Ngongi - President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Geeta Rao Gupta - President, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Mahabub Hossain - Executive Director, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

10:45 a.m.
Conversation: Assessing progress in global agriculture
Joachim von Braun - Director General, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Marco Ferroni - Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation
Brian Halweil - Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute
Hans Herren - 1995 World Food Prize Laureate
J.B. Penn - Chief Economist, John Deere
Ajay Vashee - President, International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)

12:00 p.m.
Laureate Luncheon Keynote
Gebisa Ejeta - 2009 World Food Prize Laureate

2:00 p.m.
Conversation: Agriculture and climate change - Being part of the solution
Hans Herren - 1995 World Food Prize Laureate
Peg Armstrong-Gustafson - Founder and Owner, Amson Technology
Michael Hansen - Senior Staff Scientist, Consumers Union
Anita Idel - Mediation and Agrobiodiversity
Helena Paul - Co-Director, EcoNexus
John Reganold - Professor, Washington State University
(co-organized by the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) and the United Nations Foundation)


Saturday, October 17

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
World Food Prize Global Youth Institute (more information)
Carver Center - Pioneer Hi-Bred International Campus

 

 

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