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Wednesday, October 15 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
The Borlaug Report: Crop Intensification, Technology and Environmental Sustainability

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Dr. MS Swaminathan

1987 World Food Prize Laureate
M.S. Swaminathan was named the first World Food Prize Laureate in 1987 for developing and spearheading the introduction of high-yielding wheat and rice varieties into India during the 1960s when that country faced the prospect of widespread famine. Wheat production doubled in just a few years, making the country self-sufficient and saving millions from extreme food deprivation. Swaminathan served as Principal Secretary of the Ministry of... Read More →

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Dr. Robert Fraley 

2013 World Food Prize Laureate & Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
Hired by Monsanto in 1981 as a research specialist, Fraley led a plant molecular biology group that worked on developing better crops through genetic engineering—to give farmers real solutions to critical problems such as the pest and weed infestations that frequently destroyed crops. His early research built upon the discoveries of Mary-Dell Chilton and Marc Van Montagu. A breakthrough occurred when Fraley and his team isolated a bacterial... Read More →
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Hon. Dan Glickman

Former US Secretary of Agriculture & Co-chair, Chicago Council on Global Affairs Initiative On Global Food Security
Dan Glickman is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program which is a non-partisan public policy education and civility building program for members of the United States Congress.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Glickman served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001. Before his appointment as... Read More →
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Tjada McKenna

Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, United States Agency for International Development
Tjada McKenna leads implementation, results reporting, and engagement related to Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. She also oversees USAID’s leadership of agricultural de-velopment efforts to improve global food security, nutrition and broad-based economic growth.Prior to joining USAID in 2010 to support USAID and Feed the Future’s efforts to strengthen country strategy... Read More →
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Dr. Mark W. Rosegrant

Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
Mark W. Rosegrant is Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). With a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, he has extensive experience in research and policy analysis in agriculture and economic development, with an emphasis on water resources and other critical natural resource and agricultural policy issues as they impact food security, rural livelihoods... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Iowa Ballroom Downtown Des Moines Marriott (2nd Floor)