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Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives.

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CABI

CABI

The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, is a nonprofit intergovernmental development and information organisation focusing primarily on agricultural and environmental issues in the developing world, and the creation, curation, and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

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COP28 UAE

COP28 UAE

Conferences of the Parties (COPs) are how the world organises its collective response to the global challenge of climate change. COP28 brings the world together at a pivotal, consequential moment – to shape collective commitment to climate action and to meet the globally agreed warming limit of 1.5°C.

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Crop Trust

Crop Trust

The Crop Trust is a non-profit international organisation dedicated to conserving crop diversity and making it available for use globally, forever, for the benefit of everyone.

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EAT Forum

EAT Forum

EAT is a non-profit dedicated to transforming the global food system through partnership with a range of foundations, academic institutions, organisations and companies and collaborating on programs.

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Farm Africa

Farm Africa

Farm Africa reduces poverty in eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more while protecting the environment for years to come.

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Global Center on Adaptation

Global Center on Adaptation

Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organisation working as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, for a climate-resilient future.

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IFPRI

IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a CGIAR Research Center established in 1975, provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.

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Pan-African Bean Research Alliance

Pan-African Bean Research Alliance

The Pan-African Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) is all about beans. It believes that beans can improve the food security, income and health of smallholder farmers and urban dwellers across Africa, as well as contribute to improved soil fertility.

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World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Foundation’s mission is to elevate innovations and inspire action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all.

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WorldFish

WorldFish

WorldFish is an international, non-profit research and innovation organisation reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

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Rural 21

Rural 21

The international journal Rural 21 has dedicated more than 50 years to all topics surrounding rural development. Its ambition is to further those strategies and policies that strengthen rural areas of developing and newly industrialising countries and encourage their implementation.

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Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina

Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.

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Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade is a member of the high-level group of champions for the Food Forever Initiative. Notable recognitions include being named a Nutrition Champion by Transform Nutrition in 2013, receiving an appreciation award from ISTRC-AB for her exceptional contributions to RTC in Africa, and being honoured as an outstanding alumna by NCSU. In 2016, she was recognised as a co-laureate of the World Food Prize, and in 2017, she received the Swaminathan Award for Environmental Protection.

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Debisi Araba

Debisi Araba

Dr Debisi Araba is Managing Director of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and Malabo Montpellier Panel Member.

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Kellen Asena

Kellen Asena

Kellen Asena is a veterinarian by training with a rich background in sales and marketing of veterinary pharmaceuticals.

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Suresh Babu

Suresh Babu

Dr. Suresh Babu is a Senior Research Fellow in the Development Strategies and Governance Unit and is the Head of IFPRI’s program on Learning and Capacity Strengthening.

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Babar Bajwa

Babar Bajwa

Babar Bajwa serves as the Senior Regional Director, Asia for CABI, fostering collaborations with Member Country governments, research organizations, and development agencies.

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Soumya Balasubramanya

Soumya Balasubramanya

Dr. Soumya Balasubramanya is a Senior Researcher in Environment and Development Economics at the International Water Management Institute.

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Arun Baral

Arun Baral

Arun Baral. is CEO of HarvestPlus – CGIAR’s flagship programme on staple crop biofortification.

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Jim Barnhart

Jim Barnhart

Dr. Jim Barnhart is Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development.

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David Beckmann

David Beckmann

David Beckmann served as president of Bread for the World from 1991 to 2020, where he led people and churches nationwide in successful advocacy efforts with Congress. He was awarded the World Food Prize in 2010 for his contribution to the world’s progress against hunger. Beckmann works with advocacy organizations and Congress on this year’s Build Back Better legislation.

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Tim Benton

Tim Benton

Professor Tim Benton is Dean of Strategic Research at Leeds University and former UK Global Food Security Champion.

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Catherine Bertini

Catherine Bertini

Catherine Bertini is distinguished fellow of Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and professor of public administration and international affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

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Jerome Bossuet

Jerome Bossuet

Jerome Bossuet is a communications specialist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

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Howarth Bouis

Howarth Bouis

Howarth Bouis, a 2016 World Food Prize laureate, introduced the idea of biofortification in the early 1990s. He is the Founding Director of HarvestPlus.

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Oliver Camp

Oliver Camp

Oliver Camp is an innovation specialist focused on nutrition, health, wellness, and sustainability.

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Keri Carstens

Keri Carstens

Keri Carstens is the former Global Regulatory Lead – Seed Applied Technologies & Biologicals at Corteva Agriscience.

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Erik Chavez

Erik Chavez

Erik is a research fellow at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at the Finance Department of Imperial College Business School.

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Mona S. Chaya

Mona S. Chaya

Dr. Mona S. Chaya is Deputy Strategic Programme Leader for Sustainable Agriculture at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Rory Christie

Rory Christie

Rory’s farming business is located close to the small fishing villages of Port William and Monreith, in the Machars of Wigtownshire, near Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway. Rory and his brother currently run a 200-sow pig business and an 1100-cow dairy enterprise.

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Liam Condon

Liam Condon

Liam Condon is member of the Board of Management for Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division.

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Gordon Conway

Gordon Conway

Sir Gordon Richard Conway was a British agricultural ecologist, who served as the president of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Royal Geographical Society.

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Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin is an American lawyer who served as the twelfth executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme from 2012 to 2017

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Morgane Danielou

Morgane Danielou

Morgane Danielou is formerly of the Secretariat of the Private Sector Mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security.

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Edward Davey

Edward Davey

Edward Davey is Head of WRI Europe’s UK office, where he represents WRI (including its 70 UK-based staff) to the UK government, philanthropies, private sector, NGOs, and WRI’s Royal Patron, HM King Charles III.

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Liza Debevec

Liza Debevec

Liza Debevec is Senior Gender and Water Specialist at the Global Water Partnership and former Senior Social Scientist at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

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Joe DeVries

Joe DeVries

Dr. Joe DeVries is Vice President of Programmes at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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Dhanush Dinesh

Dhanush Dinesh

Dhanush is the Founder and Chief Climate Catalyst of Clim-Eat, the ‘think and do tank’ for food and climate which he established in 2021 at COP26.

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Achim Dobermann

Achim Dobermann

Achim Dobermann is the Deputy Director General for Research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Co-Chair of the Thematic Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). 

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Gebisa Ejeta

Gebisa Ejeta

A 2009 World Food Prize Laureate and recipient of a national medal of honor from the President of Ethiopia, Professor Ejeta is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America, and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. He currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics and International Agriculture at Purdue University.

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Karim El Aynaoui

Karim El Aynaoui

Dr. Karim El Aynaoui is the Managing Director of  Policy Center for the New South and member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel.

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Wafaa El Khoury

Wafaa El Khoury

Wafaa El Khoury is Lead Technical Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s Policy and Technical Advisory Division.

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Jess Fanzo

Jess Fanzo

Dr. Jessica Fanzo is a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture at Johns Hopkins University.

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Farming First

Farming First

Farming First is the leading source for the latest insights, news and case studies on agricultural innovation for development.

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Emile Frison

Emile Frison

Dr. Emile Frison is a nominee for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Outstanding Career in Agriculture.

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David Galaty

David Galaty

David Galaty is Director of Research and Innovation in East Africa at TechnoServe, a Farming First supporter.

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Jane Gicheha

Jane Gicheha

Jane Gicheha is a former Researcher with The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).

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Katrin Glatzel

Katrin Glatzel

Katrin Glatzel is the Director of Policy Innovation at Akademiya2063 and program head of The Malabo Montpellier Panel.

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Steve Godfrey

Steve Godfrey

Steve Godfrey is Director of Policy and External Relations at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

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Peter Gubbels

Peter Gubbels

Peter Gubbels is the Founder and Director of Action Learning and Advocacy for West Africa at Groundswell International.

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Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Dr Lawrence Haddad is GAIN’s Executive Director since 2016. In such capacity, he was one of the drivers behind the Initiative on Climate and Nutrition at COP27 in 2022; he chaired Action Track 1 of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all; and he was the co-founder of the Standing Together for Nutrition consortium, a response to the COVID19 pandemic and the current food crisis. In June 2018, the World Food Prize Foundation awarded the 2018 World Food Prize to Lawrence Haddad, and David Nabarro, former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General.

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Hugo Hagen

Hugo Hagen

Hugo Hagen is the Senior Bayer Representative and Country Division Head Pharmaceutical – Bayer Middle East. In this role, he is responsible for 16 countries with regional offices throughout the Middle East.

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Charlotte Hebebrand

Charlotte Hebebrand

Charlotte Hebebrand is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Sheryl Hendriks

Sheryl Hendriks

Sheryl Hendriks is Director of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Well-being at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sabyan Honey

Sabyan Honey

Sabyan Faris Honey, boasting over a decade of research and developmental expertise, holds a distinguished record of 21 scientific publications in agriculture.

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Jacqueline Hughes

Jacqueline Hughes

Dr Jacqueline Hughes is the Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

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Abdulrahman A. Hussain Jawahery

Abdulrahman A. Hussain Jawahery

Mr. Abdulrahman A. Hussain Jawahery is President of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co (GPIC) and Vice-President for Sustainable Development for the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA).

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Toby Johnson

Toby Johnson

Toby Johnson is a former communications team leader at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is an Associate Scientist at The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).

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Jeremy Jurgens

Jeremy Jurgens

Jeremy Jurgens is Managing Director & Head of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is responsible for the Member and Partner companies essential to the mission of the Forum as the International Organisation for Public-Private Cooperation.

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Ed Keturakis

Ed Keturakis

Ed Keturakis is Vice President of Program Development at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) and a New Mexico farmer.

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Zeyaur Khan

Zeyaur Khan

Professor Zeyaur Khan is a nominee for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Outstanding Career in Agriculture.

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Heidi Kuhn

Heidi Kuhn

Heidi Kühn is the 2023 World Food Prize Laureate, recognised for her farmer-focused development model that revitalizes farmland, food security, livelihoods and resilience after devastating conflict.

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Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal is Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at The Ohio State University.

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Jean Lam

Jean Lam

Jean Lam is a member of the National Farmers’ Union and works a no-till operation in Oklahoma, US.

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Claire Lanaud

Claire Lanaud

Dr. Claire Lanaud is a nominee for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Distinguished Scientist.

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Jan W. Low

Jan W. Low

Jan W. Low is an adjunct professor in Cornell Global Development and a principal scientist with the International Potato Center (CIP), based in Nairobi, Kenya. During the past decade, she managed the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) research project and co-led the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI). In 2016, along with two CIP sweetpotato breeders (Maria Andrade and Robert Mwanga) and Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus, Dr. Low was awarded the World Food Prize for her work on biofortification.

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Racine Ly

Racine Ly

Dr. Racine Ly is the Director of the Department of Data Management, Digital Products, and Technolog at AKADEMIYA2063.

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Donald MacKenzie

Donald MacKenzie

Dr. Donald MacKenzie is the executive director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) at the Danforth Center.

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Monica Maigari

Monica Maigari

Monica Maigari is a Nigerian farmer who was named a “Female Food Hero” by Oxfam. Monica spoke at the session “Food Security in Crisis” at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa.

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Harinder Makkar

Harinder Makkar

Professor Harinder Makkar formerly worked at the Animal Production and Health Division of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Tshepiso Marumo

Tshepiso Marumo

Tshepiso Marumo is a young entrepreneur from Botswana, who has been keeping bees and producing honey based products since 2007.

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John McMurdy

John McMurdy

Dr John McMurdy is currently the Vice President, Innovation and Development, at CropLife International.

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Esin Mete

Esin Mete

Esin Mete is former President of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and joined the IFDC board of directors in 2018.

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Bahkita Mkwingwiri

Bahkita Mkwingwiri

Bahkita Mkwingwiri from Balaka District in Malawi works with Gorta-Self Help Africa as a village-based farm adviser to lead farmers in Bisani village.

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Cynthia Mugo

Cynthia Mugo

Cynthia Mugo is a Policy & Engagement Stakeholder Advisor at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

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Caroline Mwongera

Caroline Mwongera

Caroline Mwongera is a Food security, Climate change and Environment specialist at The International Centre for Tropical Agriculture.

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Philip Nelson

Philip Nelson

Philip Nelson, born in 1934, is a distinguished scientist whose revolutionary work in aseptic food processing and packaging has transformed the global food industry. His breakthroughs significantly reduced food loss and garnered international recognition, including the 2007 World Food Prize.

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Sylvanus Odjo

Sylvanus Odjo

Sylvanus Odjo is a post-harvest specialist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) based in Texcoco, Mexico.

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Dorine Odongo

Dorine Odongo

Dorine Odongo is the Senior Communications Manager at African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

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John Oluwafemi

John Oluwafemi

John Oluwafemi is a member of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) network from Nigeria.

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Yvette Ondachi

Yvette Ondachi

Yvette Ondachi is the founder of Ojay Greene, a Kenyan agribusiness that connects rural farmers to urban markets.

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Heike Ostermann

Heike Ostermann

Heike Ostermann is a post-harvest expert at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and is based in Bonn, Germany.

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Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Rajul Pandya-Lorch is chief of staff in the Director General’s Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Valeria Piñeiro

Valeria Piñeiro

Valeria Piñeiro is Acting Head of IFPRI’s Latin American Region and Senior Research Coordinator with the Markets, Trade, and Institutions (MTI) Unit

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Prabhu Pingali

Prabhu Pingali

Prabhu Pingali is Professor of Applied Economics & Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Initiative at Cornell University.

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Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, currently Professor Emeritus, is a 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the recipient of several awards for his teaching, research and communication. He is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen University.

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Keith Polo

Keith Polo

Keith Polo is Managing Director of Tukula Farming Company, and Country Director at the Clinton Development Initiative.

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Channa Prakash

Channa Prakash

Dr. Channa S. Prakash is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Tuskegee University in the United States. He has been a valued member of the faculty at Tuskegee University since 1989 and is a distinguished professor specializing in crop genetics and biotechnology. Dr. Prakash is at the forefront of advocating for science-based agricultural advancement, particularly in molecular techniques, including the application of genetically modified crops and genome engineering.

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B.M. Prasanna

B.M. Prasanna

B.M. Prasanna is the Director of the Global Maize Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

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B.M. Prasanna

B.M. Prasanna

B.M. Prasanna is Director of the Global Maize Program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

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Ranjitha Puskur

Ranjitha Puskur

Ranjitha Puskur currently leads the CGIAR Impact Platform Evidence Module and also the Gender and Livelihoods Research Program of the International Rice Research Institute.

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Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Dr. Michael Quinn is Lead of the CGIAR Accelerated Breeding Initiative and Director of the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform.

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Elisabetta Recine

Elisabetta Recine

Elisabetta Recine is President of CONSEA (Conselho de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional), Brazil’s National Council for Food and Nutrition Security.

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Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds is a Distinguished Scientist and Head of Wheat Physiology at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.

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Ben Rivoire

Ben Rivoire

Ben Rivoire is the Sustainability and Crop Value Chain Manager at the International Seed Federation (ISF).

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Lance Robinson

Lance Robinson

Lance Robinson is an environmental governance and resilience specialist, formerly at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

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Mark Rosegrant

Mark Rosegrant

Mark W. Rosegrant is a Research Fellow Emeritus in the Director General’s Office at the International Food Policy Research Institute.

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Cynthia Rosenzweig

Cynthia Rosenzweig

Dr. Rosenzweig co-founded and sits on the Executive Committee of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), a globally integrated and transdisciplinary study focusing on climate impacts within the agricultural sector on national and global scales. She held the role of Coordinating Lead Author of the Food Security Chapter for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. She was named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her pioneering work in modelling the impact of climate change on food production. 

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Umair Safdar

Umair Safdar

Umair Safdar is the Development Communications Lead for CABI (Central & West Asia office), Pakistan and Project Manager of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency funded ‘Capacity building of potato growers’ project.

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Kazuki Saito

Kazuki Saito

Dr. Kazuki Saito is a nominee for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Young Promising Scientist.

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Pedro Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez is Research Professor of Tropical Soils at the University of Florida Soil & Water Sciences Department.

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Natasha Santos

Natasha Santos

Natasha Santos is Vice President, Head of Global Stakeholders Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at Bayer Crop Science.

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Anish Sapkota

Anish Sapkota

Anish Sapkota is a member of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) network from Nepal.

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Ashrita Saran

Ashrita Saran

Dr Ashrita Saran is the Deputy Director, Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis Programme at the Global Development Network (GDN).

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Puvan Selvanathan

Puvan Selvanathan

Puvan Selvanathan is former Head of Food and Agriculture at the UN Global Compact and current Head at the Office of the International Trade Centre.

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Ramasamy Selvaraju

Ramasamy Selvaraju

Dr Selvaraju Ramasamy is currently Senior Agricultural Officer, Office of Innovation at FAO of the UN. He leads FAO’s technical support for strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) and coordinates partnerships with National Agricultural Research Systems and Extension and Advisory Services and their regional networks.

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Sok Sotha

Sok Sotha

Sok Sotha is Managing Director of Cambodian Farmer Federation Association of Agriculture Producers (CFAP).

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Marc Steen

Marc Steen

Marc Steen is CNFA’s Chief of Party of the Maximizing Opportunities in Cocoa Activity (MOCA).

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David Suttie

David Suttie

David Suttie is former Global Engagement Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Gustavo Teixeira

Gustavo Teixeira

Gustavo Teixeira is Module Lead at the Breeding Operations and Phenotyping module for CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB).

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Fethi Thabet

Fethi Thabet

Fethi Thabet is Telecommunications Engineer, City Councillor for Ariana, Tunisia, and Theme Leader for Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture at the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).

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Sandy Thomas

Sandy Thomas

Professor Sandy Thomas OBE is the Director of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.

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Sopian Tuya

Sopian Tuya

Hon. Sopian Tuya is the Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry.

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John Ulimwengu

John Ulimwengu

Dr John M. Ulimwengu’s research interests include poverty dynamics, agricultural productivity, and rural development. Since 2007, John has been involved in strategic research on the transformation of food systems in Africa under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) agenda and has served as the Africa-wide coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS).

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Hervé Vanderschuren

Hervé Vanderschuren

Professor Hervé Vanderschuren is affiliated with ETH Zurich, the University of Liège, Gembloux and Agro-Bio Tech and was nominated for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Young Promising Scientist.

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Gerda Verburg

Gerda Verburg

Gerda Verburg is Former Coordinator Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement) and the Former Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Fisheries of Netherlands.

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Chiara Villani

Chiara Villani

Chiara Villani is Agrobiodiversity Index Project Coordinator at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

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Joachim von Braun

Joachim von Braun

Dr Joachim von Braun is Professor for Economic and Technological Change at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn.

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Elizabeth Wathuti

Elizabeth Wathuti

Elizabeth Wathuti is the Lead Coordinator of the African Youth Climate Assembly (AYCA) and Africa Climate Summit (ACS) Youth Engagement.

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Thomas Westhoff

Thomas Westhoff

Thomas Westhoff served as president of International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) 22/23 and is a NextGen Ag Impact Network (NGIN) Ambassador.

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Rotimi Williams

Rotimi Williams

Rotimi Williams is a former journalist, agripreneur and self-taught farmer who has a passion to make a change in the agricultural space and is actively involved in helping communities affected by the security challenges in Northern Nigeria.

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Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Dr Steve Wilson is the Director of R&D at GALVmed. Dr Wilson is a biologist with a Masters in biotechnology and doctorate degree in veterinary immunology and infectious disease.

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Micaela Wu

Micaela Wu

Micaela is the Communications Coordinator at The Global FoodBanking Network, where she assists with all aspects of GFN’s communications strategy and coordinates projects with Network food bank staff to support their marketing efforts.

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Sivan Yosef

Sivan Yosef

Sivan Yosef is Sivan Yosef is a Senior Program Manager in the Director General’s Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Laura Zseleczky

Laura Zseleczky

Laura Zseleczky is the marketing and communications manager for the Fish Innovation Lab and formerly of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Mashiri Zvarimwa

Mashiri Zvarimwa

Mashiri Zvarimwa is an Ambassador for the NextGen Ag Impact Network (NGIN) and Technical Assistance Facilitator for the Southern and Central Africa Regional Innovation Hub.

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