2014 GFSC & Everson Consortium: "Closing the Yield Gap" (April 29 & 30, 2014)

ISU President S. Leath

2014 Global Food Security Consortium and Leroy and Barbara Everson Symposium:  

"Closing the Yield Gap" (April 29 & 30, 2014)

You Tube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbgOnQeD-Z7ZVerPWwhJhEQ

Session One: Seeds and Crops

Introductory Remarks, Manjit Misra and Max Rothschild

Kenneth Cassman, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy, University of Nebraska
Backcasting global food security: Justification for a global yield gap atlas


John MacRobert, Seed Systems Specialist, CIMMYT Africa
Current developments in the African seed industry


Harish Reddy, Secretary, National Seed Association of India
Current developments in the Indian seed industry

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Marja Thijssen, Senior Advisor Plant Genetic Resources and Seed Systems, Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation 
Integrated seed sector development


Panel Discussion #1  Moderated by Saharah Moon Chapotin, Division Chief, Research, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy, US Agency for International Development


Luncheon Address:

Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

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Session Two: Animals

Introductory Remarks, Max Rothschild

Henning Steinfeld, Chief, Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, FAO
Closing the emission gap – global livestock and climate gases


Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute
Closing the livestock yield gaps in the developing world: imperatives for people and the planet


Donald Nkrumah, Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development – Livestock Genetics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Closing the yield gap: smallholder livestock production and productivity growth

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Panel Discussion #2 – Moderator, Mike Brown, Senior Director, Global Market Access leader for US and Canada, Elan Co Animal Health


Wednesday April 30th

Session Three: Sustainable Intensification

Introductory Remarks, David Acker, Associate Dean, Academic and Global Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Jerry Glover, Senior Sustainable Agricultural Systems Adviser, US Agency for International Development


Steven Leath, President, Iowa State University


Caspar Ammann, NCAR Scientist, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Climate change and sustainable intensification


Introductory Remarks, David Lambert 

Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, United States Department of Agriculture


Panel Discussion #3 David Acker


Closing Remarks, Manjit Misra