Washington Conference: March 2012

Delivering Quality Global Nutrition: Farm to Food

Keynote Address by Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen: Guiding the Food System for Better Nutrition: What are the Pathways?

More about Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen +

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University. He is past Chairman of the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and Past President of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). He has a B.S. from the Danish Agricultural University, a M.S. and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, and India. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Agricultural Economics Association. He served 10 years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director General and seven years as department head; seven years as an economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia; and six years as a distinguished professor at Wageningen University. He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the recipient of several awards for his teaching, research and communication. His recent publications include “The African Food System and its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition” (Cornell University Press 2010) and “Food Policy for Developing Countries” (Cornell University Press 2011) coauthored with Derrill Watson.

The USDA Perspective on International Nutrition and Development

Suzanne Heinen, USDA, Acting Administrator – General Sale Manager for Foreign Agricultural Service

Rob Bertram, USAID – Bureau for Food Security, Director of Office of Agricultural Research and Policy

Efforts to Achieve Balanced Nutrition in School Menus: Reporting on Select McGovern-Dole Micronutrient Fortification Projects

Corporate Responses to Global Development and Nutrition Needs – Hosted by World Soy Foundation

Dr. Michael D. Dykes, DVM; Monsanto Company; Vice President-Government Affairs

Soybean Value-Chain Model: A USDA Food for Progress Project in Afghanistan

Cade Fields-Gardner, TCE Consulting Group, Director of Services

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Schauer, National Guard Afghanistan, Agri-Business Development Mission Coordinator

Child Nutrition: First 1000 Days and Beyond

Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and InterAction, 1000 Days Director

KD Ladd, ACDI/VOCA, Senior Technical Director of Nutrition

Soyfoods Cooking Workshop – Hosted by National Soybean Research Laboratory – University of Illinois

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