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2015 GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CONSORTIUM/
"Interlocking the Pieces for Global Food Security"
to be held April 14 & 15, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, Iowa.
2014 GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CONSORTIUM/
Speaker Presentations Now Available at:
More than 180 individuals attended the Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy & Barbara Everson Seed & Biosafety Symposium held April 29-30, 2014, at the Gateway Hotel in Ames.
The sympoisum focused on innovation in science for global security. It consisted of three sessions examining seeds and crops, animals, and sustainable intensification.
-Catherine Woteki, United States Department of Agriculture
-Steven Leath, Iowa State University
-Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University
-Donald Nkrumah, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
-Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska
-John MacRobert, Centre for Development Innovation
-Harish Reddy, National Seed Association of India
-Marja Thijssen, Wageningen UR Centre for Development
-Saharah Moon Chapotin, US Agency for International Development
-Henning Steinfeld, FAO
-Jimmy Smith, International Livestock Research Institute
-Mike Brown, Elan Co Animal Health
-Jerry Glover, US Agency for International Development
-Jon Brause, World Food Programme, and
-Caspar Ammann, NCAR
Nine ISU Scholars Honored at 2015 Iowa Seed Association Agribusiness Showcase & Conference
News & Events
MISRA NAMED SEED SCIENCE ENDOWED CHAIR
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Endowed Dean Wendy Wintersteen named Seed Science Director Manjit Misra a Seed Science Endowed Chair during a medallion ceremony held April 29, 2014. The ceremony was held during the Global Food Security Consortium and the Leroy and Barbara Everson Seed & Biosafety Symposium.
ISU/IFPRI Enhancing Biosafety Systems in Africa and Asia
The Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) at Iowa State University recently signed an agreement with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to enhance biosafety systems in Africa and Asia as part of the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS).
The three-year project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was designed to benefit partner countries in Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda) and Asia (Vietnam and Indonesia) that are interested in using biotechnology to promote agricultural innovation. The goal of the project is to empower the countries by fostering science-based decision making at each stage of product development and use, while strengthening capacity for the implementation of biosafety regulatory systems. Read More.
ISU Seed Science Center, University of Nairobi Establishing African Seed Institute
Iowa State University seed scientists are working with the University of Nairobi and other groups to increase food security and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with help from a new $4.49 million grant from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Read more.