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2014 Transcripts and Videos

2014 Borlaug Dialogue
Transcripts and Videos

2014 Highlighted Keynotes:

Full List of Transcripts and Videos:

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014:

The Iowa Hunger Summit 

  • Gov. Branstad Presents Ray Humanitarian Award to Merry Fredrick of SelfHelp International (Transcript, Video)

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014:

Opening Keynote Address (Transcript, Video)

  • H. E. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development

The Borlaug Report: Assessing the Greatest Challenge- What Are The Trendlines? Are We On Course?
(Transcript, Video)

  • Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Cassman, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy, Co-PI, Editor-in-Chief, University of Nebraska, Global Yield Gap Atlas, Global Food Security

The Borlaug Report: Critical Factors in Meeting the Greatest Challenge (Transcript, Video)

  • Sir Gordon Conway, Moderator, Professor of International Development, Imperial College London 
  • Dr. Leo Abruzzese, Global Forecasting Director and Director of Public Policy, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Marc Sadler, Adviser on Risk and Markets, Agriculture Global Practice, The World Bank
  • Dr. Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative

The Borlaug Report: Crop Intensification, Technology and Environmental Sustainability
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. MS Swaminathan, Moderator, 1987 World Food Prize Laureate
  • Dr. Robert Fraley, 2013 World Food Prize Laureate & Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
  • Hon. Dan Glickman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture & Co-chair, Chicago Council on Global Affairs Initiative On Global   Food Security
  • Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, United States Agency for International Development
  • Dr. Mark W. Rosegrant, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute

The Nutrition Gap
 (Transcript, Video)

  • David Strelneck, Moderator, Senior Advisor, Environment, Nutrient Value Chain, Social Entrepreneurship
  • Dr. Bram Govaerts, 2014 Borlaug Field Award Winner, Associate Director of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program, CIMMYT
  • Tom Leech, Senior Vice President of Global Food and Consumables Sourcing, Walmart U.S.
  • Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott Vice President, Abbott Fund
  • Navyn Salem, Founder and Executive Director, Edesia Inc.


Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014:

Soil Health & The Fertilizer Gap
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Moderator, 2002 World Food Prize Laureate, Director of Agriculture and Food Security Center, Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Dr. Xinping Chen, Director, Center of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, China Agriculture University
  • Esin Mete, President, International Fertilizer Industry Association
  • Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Executive Director, The Mosaic Company Foundation
  • Dr. Ruth Oniang’o, Chair, Sasakawa Africa Association
  • Dr. Amit Roy, President and CEO, International Fertilizer Development Center

Keynote Address
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Pamela Anderson, Director of Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Keynote Address: Is This The Model to Uplift the African Smallholder?
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Emma Naluyima Mugerwa, Ugandan Veterinarian and Smallholder Farmer

Keynote Address

  • H. E. Ernest Bai Koroma, President, Republic of Sierra Leone

Focus on Africa: Policy and Partnerships
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Moderator, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
  • H. E. Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture, Liberia
  • Birtukan Dagnachew, Smallholder Farmer and Female Food Hero, Ethiopia
  • H. E. Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Republic of Rwanda
  • Paul Schickler, President, DuPont Pioneer
  • H. E. Joseph Sam Sesay, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone

Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security Program Recipients (Transcript, Video)

  • Barry Wolfish, Chief Marketing Officer, Land O’Lakes 

40 Chances Fellows Award Winners- Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone (Transcript, Video)

  • Howard W. Buffett, Lecturer, Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs
  • Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

Luncheon Address: The View from the AGRA Forum
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Founder, Econet Wireless, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Water for Agriculture: Trendlines and Gaps
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Margaret Catley-Carlson, Moderator, UN Secretary General Advisory Board on Water
  • Paul Bakus, President, Nestlé Corporate Affairs
  • Dan Bena, Sustainable Development & Operations Outreach, PepsiCo Global Operations
  • Dr. Dilip Kulkarni, President, Agri-Food Division, Jain Irrigation

STEM Food and Ag Council Announcement (Transcript, Video)

  • Hon. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor of Iowa
  • Paul Schickler, President, DuPont Pioneer

The Secretary's Roundtable
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
  • H. E. Enrique Martinez y Martinez, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Mexico

Precision Agriculture and Big Data: The Next Frontier
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. David Muth, Moderator, Senior Vice President, AgSolver, Inc.
  • Dr. Claudia Garcia, Senior Director, Global Market Access, Elanco Animal Health
  • Dr. David Gebhardt, Director, Agronomic Data and Technology, WinField
  • John May, President, Agricultural Solutions & Chief Information Officer, John Deere
  • Kerry J. Preete, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, Monsanto


Friday, Oct. 17, 2014:

Breakfast Address: Inspiring the Next Generation (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, 1987 World Food Prize Laureate

Trendlines for Political Stability, Global Trade and Potential Disruptions (Video)

Opening Address (Transcript)

  • Ambassador Charles Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Panel (Transcript)

  • Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, Moderator, President, The World Food Prize Foundation
  • Dr. John Hamre, CEO and President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Amb. Daniel Speckhard, President and CEO, Lutheran World Relief

The Smallholder's Lifeline: Innovations in Agro-Financing and Insurance
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Per Pinstrup- Andersen, Moderator, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and Cornell University, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition
  • Mohammed Amin Adam, Executive Director, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)
  • Dr. Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Ndidi Nwuneli, Co-founder, AACE Food Processing & Distribution
  • Dr. Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute
  • Dr. Kurt Weinberger, President, International Association of Agricultural Production Insurers

Borlaug's Dream for Wheat: Technology and Collaboration to Confront Rust Disease (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Ronnie Coffman, Moderator, International Professor of Plant Breeding, Director of International Programs, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Hans‐Joachim Braun, Director, Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT
  • Dr. Catherine Feuillet, Sr. VP Trait Research, Bayer CropScience
  • Dr. Indu Sharma, Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research
  • Dr. Mahmoud Solh, Director General, International Center for Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Laureate Luncheon Address
 (Transcript, Video)

  • Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize Laureate


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