On October 12, 2016, Global Harvest Initiative will release its 2016 Global Agricultural Productivity Report® at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa.
GHI’s highly-regarded Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) is an annual call-to-action to invest in proven strategies for sustainably producing food, feed, fiber and biofuel for a growing world.
Dr. Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of GHI, will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss challenges and opportunities for greater global agricultural productivity growth and the need for investment and innovation in order to meet the world’s demand for food, feed, fuel, and fiber in 2050. The panel will discuss five key policies priorities that support productive sustainable agricultural growth, transform agriculture to mitigate climate change and help farmers of all scales remain competitive throughout the ups and downs of the agricultural business cycle. Panel presentation, followed by buffet lunch.
Ambassador Patricia Haslach, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Mr. Luca Fabbri, Chief Financial Officer, Farmland Partners Inc.
Dr. Keith Fuglie, Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division. USDA Economic Research Service
Ms. Bonnie McClafferty, Director of Agriculture for Nutrition Global Program, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Mr. Ben Pratt, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, The Mosaic Company & GHI Board Chair
Join us in person at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown (3rd Floor, Des Moines Room)
or online at www.globalharvestinitiative.org
Presentation of Report: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Lunch: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
(all times CDT)
When & Where
Global Harvest Initiative (GHI)
The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) is a collaborative private-sector policy voice for sustainable productivity growth throughout the agricultural value chain, advancing technologies and approaches that conserve natural resources, adapt to climate change and improve people's livelihoods and nutrition. GHI’s membership includes DuPont Pioneer, Elanco Animal Health, Farmland Partners Inc., John Deere, Monsanto Company, The Mosaic Company and Novozymes.
For information about GHI, visit www.globalharvestinitiative.org.