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Thursday, October 16 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Applying Innovation and Technology to End Hunger

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We invite you to join GRM International, Futures Group and the Alliance to End Hunger in an interactive panel discussion looking at innovations that have the potential to substantially increase food security and bring economic and social wellbeing to smallholder farmers.  We will discuss ways in which technology has been used to increase yields, availability of diverse and nutritious foods, while also improving incomes. The panel will also address how technologies and improved practices can increase productivity while conserving resources and reducing water and chemical requirements.  Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Overcoming the challenge small holder farmers face in gaining access to and effectively using new innovations to increase production, while engaging the formal food systems market
  • What innovations do farmers need and where are the opportunities to accelerate sustainability and use of existing technologies
  • Which mobile technologies will provide the farmer with more, better and usable information in a sustainable way
  • Examples of successful public private partnerships, and their potential to bring innovation to scale will be discussed, along with the limitations of these models 
  • The potential for ICT to enhance small holder farmers’ participation in precision agriculture which can boost productivity, while conserving resources

Panelists and Speakers include:

  • Ambassador Tony Hall, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger
  • Bobby Jefferson, Director, Center for Development Informatics, Futures Group
  • Felix Bamezon, Senior Country Director, Alliance to End Hunger
  • Chris Hirst, Director – Strategic Growth, GRM International


Start and end time – Thursday, 16 October 2014 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Please RSVP at: GRMFuturesWorldFoodPrize.eventbrite.com


Thursday October 16, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Davenport Room Downtown Des Moines Marriott (3rd Floor)

Attendees (18)