A Conversation with the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates

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Date/Time:Monday, 10 Oct 2016 at 8:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Lectures Live Green Student activities
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"Leading the Fight against Malnutrition and Hidden Hunger," Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, Jan Low and Howarth Bouis discuss their work building bridges between agriculture and nutrition to improve the health and livelihoods of millions of undernourished people around the globe. Iowa State professor Clark Wolf will moderate the discussion. The 2016 Norman Borlaug Lecture.

A reception and student poster display will precede the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Posters will address world food issues and are submitted by undergraduate and graduate students.

Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga and Jan Low of the International Potato Center, along with HarvestPlus founder Howarth Bouis, have been honored as pioneers in biofortification with the development and adoption of staple crops conventionally bred to include critical vitamins and micronutrients. Their multi-sector approach has integrated plant science research, extension-style agronomy, nutrition education, and effective marketing and dissemination strategies to successfully deliver breakthroughs like the Vitamin A-enriched orange-fleshed sweet potato and iron- and zinc-fortified beans, rice, and wheat to both farmers' fields and consumers' tables.

For more information visit the Lectures Program website.