9 Billion Served: A Global Dialogue on Meeting Food Needs for the Next Generation
Friday, February 12, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
LIVE ! In Person and Online, Around The World
You Must Register Online Whether You Are Attending The Event In Person Or Via The Live Stream on The Internet
There are major and important questions that our planet must answer quickly:
How will we feed 9 billion people in 2050?
Will there be enough water for a thirsty world?
How can we improve the livelihood of our world’s 2.5 billion farmers?
For decades, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug worked tirelessly to answer these questions and provide resource-poor farmers with the tools needed to improve farming techniques and feed billions.
How can we continue his legacy?
Join leading agricultural experts in an international, “Town Hall 2.0” discussion on how to address challenges farmers and nations will face in the next century. Panelists will comment on Dr. Borlaug’s last published statement – featured in a new Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) CAST report.
You are invited to join the discussion and make your voice heard on what agricultural policies we need to make a difference for the future. You can participate in-person or online via webcast, twitter, facebook, and e-mail. Click here to learn how.
The challenges are daunting. We need solutions now.
We need your support.
- Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff; Science and
Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to the
Administrator of USAID Rajiv Shah. Author of "Mendel In The Kitchen" Bio here.
- Dr. Robert Paarlberg, Wellesley College. He is the Betty Freyhof Johnson Class of 1944 Professor of Political Science
at Wellesley College and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for
International Affairs at Harvard University. Author of: Starved for Science: How Biotechnology is Being Kept Out Of Africa. Bio here.
- Dr. Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Professor of the Practice of International Development. Director, Science, Technology, Globalization Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Bio here.
- Mark Cantley, former Advisory in the Directorate for Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food, of the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, and formerly head of the OECD's Biotechnology Unit. Bio here.
- Frank Sesno, moderator, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, Emmy-award winning journalist, and host and creator of Planet Forward, a ground-breaking web-to-television show seen on PBS. Bio here.
- Dr. Gale Buchanan, CAST report lead author; College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia, Tifton Campus; former USDA Under-Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. Bio here.
- CropLife International,
- Council on Agriculture Science and Technology, and
- Biotechnology Industry Organization
We are exited to offer the chance for all interested parties to participate before and during the event via the internet.
How you can participate before the event:
- Twitter. Please use the following Hashtag #AgCast to ask questions. For example: "How will we be able to feed a growing population with less land?" #AgCast
- Event Twitter Account. Please follow us here to learn more!
- Facebook. Please visit our Facebook Fan page and leave a question on the wall.
- YouTube. Please visit our YouTube Channel and feel free to upload a video asking a question.
- Email. Click here to email us a question anytime before and during the event.
How you can participate during the event:
Live streamed via webcast at www.CropNewsNetwork.com
During the event we will be taking questions from anyone who would like to ask via:
- Twitter: Just use the #AgCAST hashtag to ask a question.
- Email: Use the email address above to send questions during the event.
When & Where
CropLife International - http://www.croplife.org/
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Association - http://www.bio.org/
CAST - http://www.cast-science.org/
The event is on!
- Don't forget to bring your tickets.
- The entrance will be on C street, or the back of the Newseum.
- The snow is melting!
See you soon!
Just a week away from the event! A few things:
- We are reaching capacity for the event for in person registrations. If you can't make it, let us know.
- Also, don't forget to bring a photo id and your tickets with you on the day of the event.
- Lastly, the event entrance will be on C street, rather than the main entrance to the Newseum on PA Avenue. Please take note!