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Improving Food Security by Reducing Post-Harvest Losses

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 08:30 - 13:00
Location:
World Bank Main Building
Room MC-2-800
1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20433
 
 
The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and
Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank,
in collaboration with Abt Associates, Inc. and GrainPro,
are pleased to present:
 

Improving Food Security by Reducing Post-Harvest Losses 

 
AGENDA
 
8:30 - Breakfast
 
9:00 - Introductory Remarks: Juergen Voegele, Director, Agriculture & Rural Development Department, The World Bank
 
9:10 - Panel I: Why post-harvest losses matter for food security
  • Moderator: Michele McNabb, President, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • John Lamb, Principal Associate for Agribusiness and Food Security, Abt Associates
  • Nancy Morgan, Senior Economist and FAO Liaison to the World Bank
  • Allan Jury, Director, US Relations, UN World Food Program
 
10:00 - Panel IILeveraging science, technology and innovation to reduce post-harvest losses
  • Moderator: Jonathan Wadsworth, Executive Secretary, CGIAR
  • Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor, University Of Illinois, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Post-Harvest Loss
  • Philippe Villers, President, GrainPro, Inc.
  • Jess Lowenberg-Deboer, Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture at Purdue University
  • Martin Gummert, Senior Scientist, Post Harvest Development, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
 
11:00 - Panel IIIMainstreaming post-harvest loss reduction in development programming and next steps
  • Moderator: Loraine Ronchi, Senior Economist, Africa Region, The World Bank
  • Mark Hawthorne, Agricultural Extension and Market Systems Development Branch, Office of Capacity Building and Development, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Daniel Haileselassie, Africa Continent Manager, GrainPro
  • Jacob Maaga, CEO, Africa Commodity Futures Exchange
 
12:15 - Lunch & Closing Remarks: Rob Bertram, Director, Office of Agriculture, Research and Technology, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
 

 

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