Panel Sets Stage for Borlaug Dialogue

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel discussion to set the stage for the Borlaug Dialogue at the 2012 World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines considered the question “One Billion Hungry – Can We Feed the World Sustainably?”

The panel moderator was Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and participants in the discussion were:

Sir Gordon Conway – Professor of International Development, Imperial College London
Gebisa Ejeta – Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics & International Agriculture, Purdue University
Susan Godwin – Smallholder Farmer, Nigeria
Jane Karuku – President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Roger Thurow (Moderator) – Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Conway started this informative discussion by simply saying that the answer to the question is “Yes.” Susan Godwin related her personal experience as an African farmer, which was really interesting.

Listen to or download the whole conversation here: Setting the Stage Panel

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