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Livestock-based options for sustainable food systems: Borlaug Dialogue side event


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

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In 2014, to mark 40 years of international research (more information), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is facilitating a series of events that highlight the ways in which livestock research advances the global development agenda, specifically for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

On 15 October 2014, ILRI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation host a roundtable event at the 2014 Norman E Borlaug International Symposium to articulate the roles of livestock production in sustainable food production and the changes, impacts and coordination needed to address the needs of a growing human population in sustainable as well as equitable ways. This roundtable event brings together public and private actors in sustainable livestock development to discuss ways to enhance the contributions of livestock to sustainable food and nutritional security.


Welcome remarks: Lindiwe M. Sibanda,  Chair, ILRI Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer and Head of Diplomatic Mission Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa

Welcome message from Bill Gatesm Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Keynote: Christopher Delgado, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute, USA

Livestock Dialogue: Moderated by Jimmy Smith, Director General, ILRI, Kenya

  • Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID, USA
  • Mitch Davis, Director of Global Shared Value, Elanco, USA
  • James Kasongo, Country Director, Heifer International, Zambia
  • Mark Poeschl, Vice President, Cargill Premix and Nutrition, USA
  • Florence Wambugu, Founder, Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), Kenya


Closing summary: Suzanne Petersen, Member of ILRI Board of Trustees and Brand Marketing Manager, Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, USA

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Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms
Des Moines, Iowa

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and Southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia.

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