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Wednesday, October 16 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
The Next Green Revolution: How Farmers Will Feed A Warmer World

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Climate change is creating new and demanding challenges for farmers worldwide – from greater drought and flooding to extreme heat and new pests. Hear how five farmers from around the globe are looking to new agricultural technologies and farm management practices to improve the resilience and reliability of their farms in the future:

  • Dyborn Chibonga, Malawi, Farmer and CEO of National Association of Smallholder Farmers in Malawi
  • Gabriela Cruz, Portugal, Fourth-Generation farmer growing biotech maize and President of the Portuguese Association of Conservation Agriculture
  • Santiago del Solar, Argentina, Argronomist, biotech soybean farmer and former President of the Argentine Association for Maize and Sorghum
  • V.K. Ravichandran, India, Rice, sugarcane and cotton farmer, Secretary of the Sugarcane Growers Association and Founder of United Progressive Farmers Forum
  • Gilbert Arap Bor, Kenya
  • Small-scale maize farmer and professor at Catholic University of East Africa

 

Moderated by: Julie Boralug, Assistant Director of Partnerships at the Norman Borlaug Institute for Agriculture at Texas A&M University

 

You may RSVP for the session at http://nextgreenrevolution.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday October 16, 2013 11:30am - 12:45pm
Davenport & Dubuque Rooms (Marriott 3rd fl)
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