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Unpacking Crops to End Hunger - A CGIAR-led Side-Event at World Food Prize

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Marriott - Council Bluffs Room

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Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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This CGIAR side-event in partnership with Corteva Agriscience will open a dialogue with participants to learn about “Crops to End Hunger”, an initiative focused on increasing the effectiveness of CGIAR crop breeding programs in developing more productive, resilient and nutritious varieties of staple crops in demand by smallholder farmers and consumers in the developing world.

This official World Food Prize side-event will provide deeper context and underline why the modernization and focus on crop breeding is crucial to help feed the world’s growing population in these times of climate crisis.

Moderated by Marco Ferroni, Chair, CGIAR System Management Board

Introduction by Martin Kropff, Director General, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Speakers:

Gary Atlin, Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, USAID

Geoff Graham, Head of Plant Breeding, Corteva Agriscience

Michael Quinn, Director, CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB)

Felister Wambugha Makini, Deputy Director General Crops – Crops Division, KALRO, Kenya

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