Friday, October 14, 2016

Borlaug Dialogue Closes: Take Action

Today was the third and final day of the World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogue for us. It was a great three days of learning and we are excited to tackle the challenge of feeding approximately 10 million people by 2050. Once again we have highlights from sessions from day three below. Utilize the points below to keep the conversations going and from there take action to feed our growing world.

Here is a picture of the four Laureates for this year on the stage this morning explaining their project with sweet potatoes.

Breakfast Keynote Address: Liam Condon
  • Diversity is crucial in agriculture.
  • When offering solutions in agriculture they must fit with local culture.
  • "For he who has health, has hope and he who has hope, has everything." Thomas Carlyle
The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World
  • We need to focus more on interdisciplinary work and collaboration.
  • We need to focus on problems rather than disciplines.
  •  This is a global agenda and will take global partnerships.
Women Leaders Driving Science and Innovation for Agricultural Transformation in Africa
  • People don't trust traditional knowledge.
  • Women scientists face the challenge of validating themselves.
  • We must bring mechanization to women in Africa.
A Conversation with the 2016 World Food Prize Laureates
  • We must keep our eye on the goal. Improve dietary quality.
  • If you are speaking different languages you'll be doing different things. (Scientific versus arts, etc.)
  • Having both parties in the same room isn't enough. They also must listen to each other.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Borlaug-Sasakawa/World Food Prize Legacy
  • We have to be ready for anything and everything.
  • Norm's Keys to Success
    • He was passionate
    • He never gave up
    • He kept it simple
  • We must be on the ground battling everyday to solve world hunger. Do it and do it on the ground/in the fields.
While this may have concluded the 30th World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogue please do not let your conversations around the world stop. Keep the dialogue going and take action to tackle the challenges in front of us!

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