FARMERS, FOOD, AND THE FUTURE: VEGETABLE SEEDS FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD DATE

This event begins with an interview of 2019 World Food Prize Laureate Simon Groot about his work and dreams, followed by a discussion by a panel of international experts on a range of topics related to the value of vegetables in a healthy diet and the critical role of knowledge transfer programs in empowering farmers around the world.

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Date

Wednesday, October 16

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Time

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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Location

Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms | Des Moines Marriott Downtown

SPEAKERS

Stuart Morris
Director of Knowledge Transfer
East-West Seed

Marije Beens
Deputy Director General
Ministry of Agriculture of the Netherlands

Molly Jahn
Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roy Steiner
Managing Director Food Initiative
Organization: Rockefeller Foundation

Marco Wopereis
Director General
WorldVeg

Simon Groot
Founder and Honorary Chairman
World Food Prize Laureate 2019
East-West Seed

Ruth Ardzard
Knowledge Transfer Manager Nigeria
East-West Seed

Ernst van den Ende
Director of the Plant Sciences Group
Wageningen University & Research

Jan W. Low
Principal Scientist & Co-Leader of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative, SASHA Project Manager
2016 World Food Prize Co-Laureate
International Potato Centre – SSA

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