The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Agenda


Monday, Oct. 12  |  Tuesday, Oct. 13  |  Wednesday, Oct. 14  |  Thursday, Oct. 15 |  Friday, Oct. 16

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Sunday, October 11

Public Event:

1:30 p.m.      

Iowa Hunger Hike

  Location: World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust, Des Moines, Iowa 50309             




Monday, October 12

Public Event:

8:00 p.m.      

Norman Borlaug Lecture with 2015 World Food Prize Laureate Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

  Sun Room, Iowa State University Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa
  Note: Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to this public event.



Tuesday, October 13

The Ninth Annual Iowa Hunger Summit:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott
700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309
9:00 a.m. President's Welcome
  Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation
9:10 a.m. Health and Global Change
  Dr.Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean of Global Health, Des Moines University
9:30 a.m. The State of Hunger in Iowa
  A Panel Discussion
  Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
  Ms. Liesl Eathington, Assistant Scientist, Iowa Community Indicators Program at Iowa State University
  Ms. Lily French, Senior Policy Consultant, Iowa Policy Project
10:10 a.m. Innovations & Collaborations Against Hunger 
  Four Special Presentations
  Building Hunger Networks
  Mr. Matt Russell, Resilient Agriculture Coordinator, Drake University Agricultural Law Center
  Partnerships in Food Rescue
  Mr. David Ring, Community Relations Manager, Kwik Trip
  Hunger, Nutrition & STEM
  Mr. Greg Fripp, Founder and Executive Director, Whispering Roots
  Collaborations to Fight Hunger
  Dr. Evelyn Crayton, President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
11:00 a.m. Launch of the Vote to End Hunger Campaign
  Organized by Bread for the World
  Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
  Ms. Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Feeding America
  Bishop Richard Pates, Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Des Moines
  Ms. Jamy Rentschler, Hunger Advocate, Results
12:00 p.m. Iowa Hunger Luncheon
  Norman Borlaug Day Proclamation by Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad
  Presentation of Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award
  Keynote Presentation, Ray Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions, Round One
  Changing Habits: Food and Nutrition Education in Food Pantries
  Organized by the Des Moines Area Religious Council
  Feeding Everyone in Polk County- One Year Later
  Organized by Urban Dreams and Polk County
  Partners Impacting Hunger in Schools
  Organized by Midwest Dairy Council
  Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
  Ms. Erin Thole, Iowa Health and Wellness Program Manager, Midwest Dairy Council
  Sustainable Livestock Intensification for 2050
  Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Lead Scientist, Outreach, Inc.
  Mr. Rick McNary, VP of Public & Private Partnerships, Outreach, Inc.`
  Mr. Richard Hatfield, Founder, Natural Capital East Africa
2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions, Round Two
  Addressing Hunger through Community Collaboration
  Mr. Cory Berkenes, State Director, Iowa Food Bank Association
  Ms. Barbara Prather, Executive Director, Northeast Iowa Food Bank
  Ms. Jill Krall, Executive Director, Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way
  Ms. Kate Pauly, Child & Youth Program Coordinator, Food Bank of Iowa
  Ms. Lyn Marchant, Community School Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
  Agricultural Urbanism
  Ms. Courtney Long, Design Fellow, Iowa State Community Design Lab & Local Foods Team
  Faith Based Fundraising to End Hunger
  Organized by Church World Service
  The Hunger Advocate’s Toolkit
  Mr. Rick McNary, VP of Public & Private Partnerships, Outreach, Inc.
  Mr. Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach, Alliance to End Hunger
3:30 p.m. Reception


Side Events

7:30 a.m.   

Seed Security for Food Security

  Hosted by: DuPont Pioneer
  Location: Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Salon A, Salon B, & Salon C

1:00 p.m.

Truth About Trade and Technology 10th Annual Global Farmer Roundtable - Day 1

  Hosted by: Truth About Trade and Technology
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Waterloo Room

1:30 p.m.

Iowa-Tanzania Summit

  Hosted by: Empower Tanzania
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Salon D

5:00 p.m.     

Empowering Women to Drive Innovations in Agriculture

  Hosted by: AWARD, AWARE (Cornell), The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Dow AgroSciences
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Davenport & Dubuque Rooms

5:30 p.m.

"Even small universities can have a big impact on solving hunger”
  Hosted by: McGovern Center at Dakota Wesleyan University and President’s United to Solve Hunger (PUSH)
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Council Bluffs Room

5:30 p.m.

DuPont and Deere & Company Reception
  Hosted by: DuPont and John Deere
  Location: Iowa Science Center, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309

6:30 p.m.

Waste Not, Want Not: How Food Recovery Can End Hunger in the 21st Century
  Hosted by: Drake Environmental Action League (DEAL), Drake Agricultural and Environmental Law Association, 
Next Course - Food Recovery Network at Drake
  Location: Drake University, Sussman Theater, 2875 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311


Wednesday, October 14

Borlaug DialogueDay I

Downtown Des Moines Marriott  
700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309  

 1:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

  Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn – President, The World Food Prize Foundation, @WorldFoodPrize  

1:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks | Video | Transcript

  Chelsea Clinton –  Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, @ChelseaClinton  

1:35 p.m.

Empowering Women and Girls Through STEM Education | Video | Transcript

  Catherine Bertini – 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, @C_A_Bertini  
  Chelsea Clinton – Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, @ChelseaClinton  
  Michiel Bakker –  Director of Global Food Services, Google, @Google  
  Robert T. Fraley 2013 World Food Prize Laureate, @RobbFraley, @MonsantoCo  
  The Honorable Kim Reynolds – Lt. Governor, State of Iowa, @KimReynoldsIA  
  Mary Wagner – Global Senior Vice President R&D/Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory, Starbucks, @Starbucks  

2:30 p.m.

Dr. Louise O. Fresco Book Launch: Hamburgers in Paradise

  Louise O. Fresco – President & Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen UR, @LouiseOFresco, @WageningenUR  

2:45 p.m.

The Ebola Crisis: One Year Later | Video | Transcript

  Monty Jones – 2004 World Food Prize Laureate  
  H.E. Florence Chenoweth – Former Minister of Agriculture, Liberia  
  Lindiwe Majele Sibanda,  Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, @FANRPAN  

3:30 p.m.

University of California Davis World Food Center: Launching a New Initiative - Food for a Healthy World | Video | Transcript

  Roger Beachy – Founding Director, World Food Center, University of California, Davis, @UCDavisFood  
  Joseph Glauber – Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, @ifpri  
  Christine Stewart – Associate Director, Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, @ucdavisCAES  
  Daniel Sumner – Frank Buck Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis and Director, Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, @ucdavisCAES  
5:30 p.m.

Ceremony and Reception for the 2015 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation - World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50309



Side Events:

7:00 a.m.   

Borlaug CAST Communication Award Presentation and Panel Discussion

  Hosted by: CAST
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, & Dubuque Rooms

8:00 a.m.    

Feed & Read: Improving Access to School Meals & Quality Education Around the World

  Hosted by: USAID & USDA
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Salon C

9:00 a.m.

Harnessing New Science and Technology Innovation for Africa’s Sustainable Food Security and Economic
  Hosted by: MSU, NEPAD/ABNE, Partnership & AAAPD
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Waterloo Room

9:00 a.m.

SDG 2 on Ending Hunger, Improving Nutrition and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

  Hosted by: UNFAO
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Salon A and Salon B

9:00 a.m.

Building Human Capital: Nutrition is Fundamental

  Hosted by: BIFAD
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Salon D

9:00 a.m.

Truth About Trade and Technology 10th Annual Global Farmer Roundtable - Day 2
  Hosted by: Truth About Trade and Technology
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Sioux City Room

9:45 a.m.

Bridging the Data Gap: Market Information & Technology from Farm to Government

  Hosted by: USDA/FAS
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Salon C

11:00 a.m.

2015 GAP Report® Release: “Building Sustainable Breadbaskets”

  Hosted by: Global Harvest Initiative 
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines Room

11:00 a.m.

Growing a Well Fed World Luncheon: Women Farmers Lead the Way featuring Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
  Hosted by: Oxfam
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Room

11:30 a.m.

From Poverty to Prosperity: How Agricultural Technologies Improve Farmer Livelihoods

  Hosted by: CropLife
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Davenport & Dubuque Rooms

11:45 a.m.

One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium
  Hosted by: One Agriculture-One Science
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Waterloo Room

7:30 p.m.

"Small Farmer Empowerment and Resilience: the reality and potential of crop intensification"

  Hosted by: Oxfam
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Dubuque Room

7:30 p.m.

Breaking the Bottlenecks to Scale up Bean Seed Systems in Africa

  Hosted by: Syngenta Foundation & CIAT
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms

7:30 p.m.

A Successful Extension Model with African Smallholder Farmers

  Hosted by: Sasakawa Africa Association
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines Room

7:30 p.m.

Mizzou Reception for Alumni and Friends, hosted by University of Missouri

  Hosted by: University of Missouri
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Rock River Grill

Thursday, October 15


Borlaug DialogueDay II:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott
700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

8:30 a.m. 

Precision AG & Big Data: Technologies for Resilience | Video | Transcript

  Ruben G. Echeverría – Director General, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), @CIAT_
  Yangxuan Liu –  PhD Candidate, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, @YangxuanLiu
  Benjamin Pratt – Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, Mosaic Company, @MosaicCompany
  Cory J. Reed Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group, Deere & Company, @JohnDeere
  Jose Simas – Senior Director, Global Market Access, Regulatory & Elanco Knowledge Solutions, Elanco, @Elanco
  Michael K. Stern – President and Chief Operating Officer, The Climate Corporation, @climatecorp

9:30 a.m.

Special Address on the Occasion: Cargill 150th Anniversary | Video | Transcript

  David W. MacLennan – Chairman and CEO, Cargill, @Cargill

10:00 a.m. 

Conversation: Voices from the Farm | Video | Transcript

  Gebisa Ejeta – 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, @PurdueAg, @PurdueAgronomy
  H.E. Mrs. Joyce Banda, Former President of the Republic of Malawi and Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, @DrJoyceBanda
  Eric B. Pohlman, Rwanda Country Director, One Acre Fund & 2015 Borlaug Field Award Winner, @OneAcreFund
  Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), @AWARDFellowship, @wanjirukr
  Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), @ILRI

11:00 a.m.

Innovation: An Essential Ingredient to Feeding 9 Billion | Video | Transcript

  James C. Borel – Executive Vice President, DuPont, @DuPontSpotlight

11:30 a.m.

The Global Food Security Challenge | Video | Transcript

  Chris Policinski – President and Chief Executive Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc., @LandOLakesInc

12:00 p.m.

Luncheon Address

  Sheryl WuDunn – Banker & Co-Author - A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, @WuDunn, @APathAppears

2:00 p.m.

Presentation: STEM Food & Ag Council | Video


2:15 p.m.

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Improved Food Security and Nutrition | Video | Transcript

  Per Pinstrup-Andersen – 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, @cornellche, @cornell_dns
  Jeppe Kolding – Professor, Department of Biology, University of Bergen
  Árni M. Mathiesen – Assistant Director-General, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Food & Agriculture Organization, United Nations, @FAOFish, @ArniMathiesen
  Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted – Senior Nutrition Scientist, WorldFish, @WorldFishCenter

3:15 p.m.

Secretary's Roundtable: Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition | Video | Transcript

  The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack – Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
  Alexander B. Howard – Senior Editor for Technology and Society, Huffington Post, @digiphile
  Brady Deaton, Executive Director, Deaton Institute, University of Missouri and Member PUSH Steering Committee, @push2sign, @DeatonInstitute
  Gavin Starks, CEO, Open Data Institute (ODI), @agentGav

4:15 p.m.



5:20 p.m.

Special Address to the Global Youth Institute

  Private Event: The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States



5:30 p.m.

Special Address to the Global Youth Institute

  Private Event: The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  Hon. David Young – Representative of the Third District of Iowa, U.S. House of Representatives
  Hon. Bill Northey – Secretary of Agriculture, State of Iowa
  Louise O. Fresco – President & Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen UR, @LouiseOFresco

7:00 p.m.

Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner

  Iowa State Capitol Building – and broadcast live on Iowa Public Television

Side Events:

7:00 a.m.     

SDG 2 on Ending Hunger, Improving Nutrition & Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

  Hosted by: Alliance to End Hunger
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Davenport & Council Bluffs Rooms

7:00 a.m.

Food Security Starts with Soil Fertility

  Hosted by: Mosaic
  location: Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids Room

4:30 p.m.

The Zero Hunger SDG: The Role of Communities in Driving Action, Accountability and Impact

  Hosted by: Community for Zero Hunger
  Location: Des Moines Marriott, Council Bluffs Room


Friday, October 16

Borlaug DialogueDay III:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott
700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote Address | Video | Transcript

  Mehmood Khan – Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo

9:00 a.m.

The Case for Conservation Agriculture | Video | Transcript

  Howard G. Buffett - Chairman & CEO, The Howard G. Buffett Foundation
  Kofi Boa - Director, Center for No-Till Agriculture, Ghana
  Sir Gordon Conway - Professor of International Development, Imperial College London, @Ag4Imapct,
  Alejandro López Moriena - Chief Sustainability Officer, Adecoagro

10:00 a.m.

The Orange Revolution: A Novel Approach to Traditional Challenges | Video | Transcript

  Pamela Anderson – Director of Agricultural Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  Maria Andrade – Senior Sweetpotato Breeder for SSA & Asia, International Potato Center (CIP), @Cipotato
  Jan Low – Principal Scientist & Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative Leader, International Potato
Center, @Cipotato
  Robert O.M. Mwanga – Sweetpotato Breeder for SSA, International Potato Center (CIP), @Cipotato

11:00 a.m. 

Borlaug 2.0 | Video | Transcript

  Louise O. Fresco – President & Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen UR, @LouiseOFresco,
  Monty Jones – 2004 World Food Prize Foundation
  M.S. Swaminathan – 1987 World Food Prize Laureate, @msswaminathan
  W. Ronnie Coffman, International Professor of Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Cornell -
University, @WRonnieCoffman@globalrust@CornellCALSIP

12:00 p.m.

Laureate Luncheon Address | Video | Transcript

  Sir Fazle Hasan Abed – Chairman and Founder, BRAC; 2015 World Food Prize Laureate

2:00 p.m.

Iowa Farm Tours - Organized by the Iowa Soybean Association

  All Borlaug Dialogue attendees are invited to participate in tours to working Iowa farms during harvest on
the afternoon of October 16, 2015.

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