Posted June 20, 2014
The World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue international symposium will be held October 15-17 in Des Moines, Iowa, and will pay tribute to founder, Dr. Norman Borlaug, according to a Farm Futures article available here.
The event will end the celebration of the 100th anniversary year of his birth, and explore the question: Can producers sustainably feed 9 billion people on the planet by the year 2050?
Agriculture experts and scientist will explore the next century as agricultures addresses the challenges of sustainably feeding a growing population. The symposium will give attention to the powers of intensification, innovation, and inspiration to uplift smallholder farmers and meet the growing demand for nutritious food.
The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma will give a keynote address. President Koroma will also announce the four 40 Chances Fellows, which are individuals under 40 who have been selected to receive $150,00 to implement market entrepreneurship projects that fight hunter, conflict, or poverty in Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.
Other visitors include Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development; Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S.; Enrique Martinez y Martinez, Secretary of Agriculture, Mexico; and Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture, Liberia.
More information on the symposium is available here.
For more information on sustainable agriculture, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center’s website here.