Global Food Security Focus of 2015 Borlaug Dialogues

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Food, John Deere, World Food

borlaug-101To celebrate the 101st anniversary of the birth Dr. Norman Borlaug, the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue has gathered an outstanding “faculty” of international leaders, experts and scientists for Borlaug 101 a 3-day “course” on The Fundamentals of Global Food Security. The Borlaug Dialogue is being held October 14-16 as part of the World Food Prize taking place this week at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Referred to as the “premier conference in the world on global agriculture”, the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue will include the perspective of government leaders and policymakers, farmers and agribusiness executives, and scientific, academic and development experts from around the world. Kicking off the Dialogue this year is Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.

Another big event is the release of the Global Harvest Initiative’s (GHI) 2015 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report): Building Sustainable Breadbaskets. The launch event will include a panel of global food experts from industry, agriculture and government. This year’s report provides a focus on how the right policies, investments and partnerships can improve lives and build more sustainable and inclusive breadbaskets. One such way is precision agriculture and innovative technologies and practices that can help conserve resources and mitigate agriculture’s climate impact.

Each year, the GAP report is updated to highlight the process made toward sustainably doubling agricultural output through 2050. The 2015 report also analyzes productivity and water and soil conservation opportunities throughout the world.

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