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2011 Transcripts/Video/Audio

Please click below to view video of the 2011 Borlaug Dialogue presentations. Transcripts and audio files coming soon. 
View photos of the events at this link. 

President Kufuor President Lula da Silva | Josette Sheeran | Howard Buffett
CEO Roundtable Secretary's Roundtable | African Presidential Leadership Roundtable
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Wednesday, October 12
The “Borlaug Dialogue”: Day I

1:15 p.m.   CEO Roundtable: “The Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Agricultural Development” (Video) (Transcript)
Samuel Allen – Chairman and CEO, Deere & Co.
James Borel – Executive Vice President, DuPont 
Hugh Grant – President and CEO, Monsanto Company
Namanga Ngongi – President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Patricia Woertz – Chairman, CEO and President, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Richard Leach – President and CEO, World Food Program USA (Moderator)
2:30 p.m. Keynote Address: "Farming, Philanthropy and Failure: Lessons About Small Farmers and Feeding the World" (Video(Transcript)
Howard Buffett – President, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
3:00 p.m. Keynote Address: “The Phosphate Challenge” (Video) (Transcript)
Steen Riisgaard – President and CEO, Novozymes
3:30 p.m. Conversation: “Empowering Youth Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Agricultural Engagement and Innovation” (Video(Transcript) 
Rikin Gandhi – CEO, Digital Green 
Millicent Akinyi Obare – Youth Leader, 4-H Kenya
Eric Pohlman – Senior Partner/Rwanda Country Director/Co-founder, One Acre Fund 
José Zaglul – President, EARTH University
Rick Little – CEO, ImagineNations (Moderator)

Thursday, October 13
The “Borlaug Dialogue”: Day II

8:00 a.m.  Conversation: Improving Efficiencies in the Entire Value Chain (Video(Transcript)
Silas Samson Buru – Ethiopian Farmer, Oxfam Horn of Africa Risk Transfer Adaptation Program
Shenggen Fan – Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
J. Carl Ganter – Co-founder and Director, Circle of Blue
Beth Keck – Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Wal-Mart
Perry Yeatman – Senior Vice President, Kraft Foods Inc., President of Kraft Foods Foundation
Sir Gordon Conway – Professor of International Development, Imperial College London (Moderator)
9:30 a.m.   The Secretary’s Roundtable: “Sharing Agricultural Knowledge to Drive Sustainable Growth”  (Video(Transcript)
Hon. Thomas J. Vilsack – Secretary of Agriculture, United States
Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi – Minister of Agriculture, Ghana
Hon. Jumanne Maghembe – Minister of Agriculture, Tanzania
Hon. José Pacheco –  Minister of Agriculture, Mozambique
Dr. José Graziano da Silva – Regional Representative and Assistant Director-General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization  
10:30 a.m. Conversation: Innovative Solutions to Maximize the Potential of Women and Girls in Agricultural Development (Video(Transcript)
Sam Dryden – Director of Agricultural Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Matilda Auma Ouma – Deputy District Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
Ritu Sharma – Co-founder and President, Women Thrive Worldwide
Catherine Bertini – 2003 World Food Prize Laureate (Moderator)
11:30 a.m. Keynote Address: "Ending Hunger and Malnutrition" (Video) (Transcript)    

Josette Sheeran – Executive Director, UN World Food Program

Noon.  Symposium Luncheon Keynote (Video) (Transcript)
Ellen Kullman – Chairman and CEO, DuPont

2:15 p.m.   African Presidential Leadership Roundtable (Video(Transcript)
H.E. Joaquim Chissano – former President, Mozambique 
H.E. Sir Dawda Jawara – former President, The Gambia
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo – former President, Nigeria
H.E. Mizengo Pinda – Prime Minister, Tanzania
Gebisa Ejeta – 2009 World Food Prize Laureate (Moderator)

Friday, October 14
The “Borlaug Dialogue”: Day III

7:30 a.m.  Symposium Breakfast Keynote (Video(Transcript)
Michael Mack – CEO and Executive Director, Syngenta

9:00 a.m.  Laureate Keynote Address (Video - English) (Video - Portuguese(Transcript)
H.E. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – 2011 World Food Prize Laureate and former President, Brazil
9:30 a.m.  Conversation: The Greening of Agriculture (Video) (Transcript)
Kwesi Atta-Krah – Deputy Director General, Bioversity International
Daniel Hillel – Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Columbia Earth Institute
Rattan Lal – Professor of Soil Science, School of Environment and Natural Resources,Ohio State University          
Sahr Lebbie – Africa Area Vice President, Heifer International
Johannes Lehmann – Chairman of the Board, International Biochar Initiative
Margaret Catley-Carlson – Chair, World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water (Moderator)
11:00 a.m.  Conversation: Enhancing Communication and Collaboration Across All Stakeholders (Video(Transcript)
Ellen Gustafson – Co-founder, FEED and Founder/Executive Director of 30 Project 
Bruce McNamer – President and CEO, TechnoServe
Louise Fresco – Distinguished Professor, University of Amsterdam (Moderator)

12:30 p.m.  2011 World Food Prize Laureate Luncheon Keynote Address (Video(Transcript)
H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor – 2011 World Food Prize Laureate and former President, Ghana

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