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Wednesday, October 15 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
The Borlaug Report: Critical Factors in Meeting the Greatest Challenge

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Moderators
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Sir Gordon Conway

Professor of International Development, Imperial College London
Gordon Conway is a pioneer of sustainable agriculture developed integrated pest management programs for the State of Sabah in Malaysia. He joined Imperial College in 1970 setting up the Centre for Environmental Technology in 1976. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived and worked extensively in Asia and the Middle East, for the Ford Foundation, World Bank and USAID. He directed the Sustainable Agriculture Programme at IIED and became representative of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leo Abruzzese

Dr. Leo Abruzzese

Global Forecasting Director and Director of Public Policy, Economist Intelligence Unit
Leo Abruzzese directs the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global forecasting service, shaping a comprehensive world view of the economy each month. He is also the senior analyst for the United States and presents the company's outlook on the global economic environment to companies, governments, and universities. Leo also directs the EIU's Global Public Policy practice, which carries out analysis, research and modeling for governments... Read More →
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Dr. Shenggen Fan

Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Shenggen Fan (樊胜根) has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He has served as the Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food and Nutrition Security since 2012. In 2014, Dr. Fan received the Hunger... Read More →
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Marc Sadler

Adviser on Risk and Markets, Agriculture Global Practice, The World Bank
Marc Sadler is Adviser on Risk and Markets of the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice. He is an expert on commodity markets, finance, logistics, trading and risk management, and regularly advises governments and supply chain stakeholders on these and related issues. | | Before joining the World Bank in Washington, D.C., Marc spent six years as a consultant for the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United... Read More →
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Dr. Margaret Zeigler

Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative
Margaret M. Zeigler, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI).  The Global Harvest Initiative is a private sector voice for agricultural productivity growth throughout the value chain to sustainably meet the demands of a growing world.  To produce enough food to feed over 9 billion people by 2050, GHI proposes key policies that enhance global food and nutrition security through increases in agricultural... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Iowa Ballroom Downtown Des Moines Marriott (2nd Floor)