Live Stream: Capitalizing on the Power of Science, Trade, and Business to End Hunger and Poverty: A New Agenda for Food Security #globalag

The 2013 annual symposium will convene senior leaders from across sectors to chart a course for how science, trade, and business can be mobilized to advance food and nutrition security.  The  event will feature the release of a new study endorsed by the Global Agricultural Development Advisory Group that defines next steps for the US on global agricultural development.

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Capitalizing on the Power of Science, Trade, and Business to
End Hunger and Poverty
A New Agenda for Food Security
May 21, 2013 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Washington, DC

8:30 a.m. WELCOME & REPORT PRESENTATION – Advancing Global Food Security: The Power of Science, Trade, and Business

The Honorable Catherine Bertini, former executive director, UN World Food
Program (1992‐2002)

The Honorable Dan Glickman, former secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE

The Honorable Catherine Bertini, former executive director, UN World Food
Program (1992‐2002)

By the Roots: Ending Extreme Poverty through Agriculture
The Honorable Rajiv Shah, administrator, U.S. Agency for International

9:15 a.m. DISCUSSION – A New Science of Agriculture to Advance Global Food Security

CHAIR: Dr. Barbara Schaal, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Mary‐Dell Chilton distinguished professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Mr. Brett Begemann, president and chief commercial officer, Monsanto Company
Dr. Cutberto (Bert) Garza, provost and dean of faculties, Boston College
Dr. Rob Horsch, deputy director of research and development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Mauricio Antonio Lopes, president, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, chief executive officer and head of mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network
Dr. Ren Wang, assistant director general, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Today’s Challenge Requires Tomorrow’s Leaders
Mr. Paul E. Schickler, president, DuPont Pioneer


Thinking Beyond Supply: Local Efforts, Enduring Impact
Mr. John F. Ginascol, corporate vice president, Global Supply, Abbott Nutrition

10:50 a.m. DISCUSSION – The Agriculture and Health Nexus

CHAIR: Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, co‐director, Program in CardiovascularEpidemiology and associate professor of medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; associate professor of epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Subbanna Ayyappan, secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Government of India; director general, The Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Hon. Prof. Ruth K. Oniang’o, founder and editor‐in‐chief, African Journal of Food,Agriculture, Nutrition and Development; founder and CEO, Rural Outreach Africa
Dr. Howard‐Yana Shapiro, chief agricultural officer, Mars, Inc.; senior fellow, plantsciences, University of California, Davis; distinguished fellow, World Agroforestry Centre


Farming in the 21st Century—Informing The Dialogue With The 98%
Mr. Christopher Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

11:55 a.m. KEYNOTE

Ms. Ellen Chilemba, British Council Global Changemaker; founder, Project Maxi and Tiwale
Feed 2.0
Ms. Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and founder, FEED

12:15 p.m. LUNCH


Mr. Marshall M. Bouton, president, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Remarks

The Hungry Season: Ending the Cycle of Hunger and Poverty
Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO, CARE

1:30 p.m. LIGHTNING PRESENTATIONS – Environment and Agriculture Nexus

CHAIR:  The Honorable Doug Bereuter, president emeritus, The Asia Foundation

Handling the Heat: Climate Change’s Impact on Agriculture
Dr. Cynthia E. Rosenzweig, senior research scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Food Security is National Security
Mr. Rich Engel (Major General, USAF Ret.), director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council

Water Smart Agriculture
Ms. Mina Guli, founder and CEO, Thirst

Switched On: Engaging Smallholder Social Networks through Information andCommunication Technologies
Mr. Rikin Gandhi, CEO, Digital Green

Leveraging Science to Meet the World’s Burgeoning Demand for Animal Products
Dr. Gabor Forgacs, co‐founder and chief scientific officer, Modern Meadow;professor of biomedical engineering, University of Missouri

2:50 p.m. DISCUSSION – The New Trade Opportunity

CHAIR: The Honorable Ann M. Veneman, former executive director, United Nations Children’s Fund; former secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dr. Yaneer Bar‐Yam, president, New England Complex Systems Institute
Dr. Shadrack Ralekeno Moephuli, president and CEO, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Mr. David C. Nelson, global strategist, Rabobank International
Mr. Michael Smart, vice president, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC

4:00 p.m. KEYNOTE

The Honorable Dan Glickman, former secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Power of Innovation to Feed a Growing Population
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Honorable Catherine Bertini, former executive director, UN World Food
Program (1992‐2002)

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