Global Food Security Consortium and Everson Seed and Biosafety Symposium

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Date/Time:Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location:Scheman Building
Cost:$50-$140 (free for ISU faculty, staff, students, consortium)
URL:http://register.extension.iastate.edu/20...lobalfoods
Phone:515-294-5681
Channel:Seed Science Center
Categories:Conferences
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"REAL Sustainability: Real Engagement in Agricultural Livelihoods." International experts will discuss the components necessary for addressing global food and nutrition security. The symposium will offer three sessions: Developing Research Platforms for Sustainable Food Systems; Educating the Workforce for a Dynamic Industry; and Building Capacity through Public-Private Partnerships.

REAL Sustainability: Real Engagement in Agricultural Livelihoods

Wednesday, April 13
Welcome, 8 a.m.
- Manjit Misra, Iowa State

Symposium Keynote, 8:05 a.m.
- William Dar, Inanglupa Movement, Inc.

Session One: "Developing Research Platforms for Sustainable Food Systems," 8:45 a.m.
- Joe Colletti, Iowa State University
- Adegbola "Gbola" Adesogan, University of Florida
- Vara Prasad, Kansas State University
- Panel, moderated by Deb Hamernik, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Luncheon and Keynote, noon
- Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University
- Christie Vilsack, USAID

Session Two: "Educating the Workforce for a Dynamic Industry," 1:30 p.m.
- David Acker, Iowa State University
- Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- Moses Osiru, RUFORUM
- Todd Hall, Cargill, Inc.
- Panel, moderated by Jeff Lansdale, Zamorano University

Poster Session and Reception, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 14
Session Three: "Building Capacity through Public-Private Partnerships," 8:30 a.m.
- John Lawrence, Iowa State University
- Jocelyn Brown, USDA - FAS
- Jeff Dykstra, Partners in Food Solutions
- Patricia Sheikh, Corporate Council on Africa
- Panel, moderated by Sarah Nusser, Iowa State University

Poster awards, 11:30 a.m.

Closing remarks, 11:45 p.m.
- Manjit Misra, Iowa State University
- Max Rothschild, Iowa State University