Program – Saturday, February 12

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Saturday, February 12

Knowledge Fair Discussion Groups 7:15-8:15
Various Locations
PLENARY SESSION 8:30-10:00
Shah Jehan Hall
Keynote Addresses 8:30-9:05
Governing the Dietary Transition: Synergies Between Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health
Robert Paarlberg, Betty Freyhof Johnson Class of 1944 Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, USA

Social Inclusion in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health
Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman, University Grants Commission, India

Gender in the Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Nexus
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Ministerial Panel 9:05-10:15
Chair: Sartaj Aziz, Vice Chancellor, Beaconhouse National University, and Former Minister of Agriculture, Finance, and Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Agriculture, Sri Lanka

Agnes M. Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

Chet Raj Pant, Member, National Planning Commission, Nepal

Coffee and tea break // Knowledge Fair 10:15-10:30
Rani Bagh
PARALLEL SESSIONS 3 10:30-12:00
3A. Economic Levers
3B. Social Levers
3C. Governance and Inclusion Levers
3D. Science and Technology Levers
3A. Economic Levers

10:30-12:00
Jehangir Hall
Chair: Ashok Gulati, Director, Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), India

Perspectives from

Olivier Ecker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

William A. Masters, Professor of Food Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA

Richard Tiffin, Director, Centre for Food Security, University of Reading, UK

Rapporteur: Mercedita “Mercy” Sombilla, Manager, Research and Development Department Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Philippines

3B. Social Levers

10:30-12:00
Roshanara Hall
Chair: Laura Birx, Senior Nutrition and Food Security Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

Perspectives from

Adriana Veiga Aranha, Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, and Special Advisor to the Minister, Zero Hunger Advisory Board, Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, Brazil

Lisa Dreier, Director, Food Security and Development Initiative, World Economic Forum, USA

Charlotte Dufour, Food Security, Nutrition, and Livelihoods Officer, Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

T. Vijay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, and Director, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, India

Xing Li, Economist, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd Beijing Branch, China

Rapporteur: Emily J. Levitt, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Specialist, FANTA-2 Project, AED, USA

3C. Governance and Inclusion Levers

10:30-12:00
Mumtaz Mahal
Chair: Michal Rutkowski, Director, Human Development Department, South Asia Region, The World Bank, USA

Perspectives from

Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Sociology, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Canada

Cheryl Jackson-Lewis, Senior Nutrition and Health Advisor, Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

Manoj Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Naandi Foundation, India

Robert Mwadime, Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor, FANTA-2 Project, AED, Uganda

Rapporteur: Loren Saulsberry, Research Assistant, Medicine and Genetics Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

3D. Science and Technology Levers

10:30-12:00
Shah Jehan Hall
Chair: Luc Maene, Director General, International Fertilizer Industry Association, France

Perspectives from

Lindsay Allen, Center Director, USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center, and Research Professor, University of California Davis, USA

Howarth Bouis, Director, HarvestPlus Program, USA

Dyno Keatinge, Director General, The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Taiwan

Lloyd Le Page, Chief Executive Officer, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium Board, USA

Siwa Msangi, Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Rapporteur: Bonnie McClafferty, Manager, Agriculture and Nutrition Security, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), USA

Lunch // Knowledge Fair 12:00-13:00
Rani Bagh
PARALLEL SESSIONS 4 13:00-14:30
4A. Africa
4B. South Asia
4C. East Asia
4D. Latin America and the Caribbean
4E. OECD countries
4A. Africa

13:00-14:30
Jehangir Hall
Chair: Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union, Ethiopia

Perspectives from

Rosanna Agble, Former Chief Nutrition Officer, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, Ghana

Tola Atinmo, Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan and President, Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS), Nigeria

Joyce Kinabo, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Ismael Thiam, Program Officer, Non-Communicable Diseases and Nutrition and Food Security, West African Health Organization (WAHO)of The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Burkina Faso

Milla McLachlan, Professor, Division of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Rapporteur: Catherine Riungu, Journalist, Nation Media Group, Kenya

4B. South Asia

13:00-14:30
Shah Jehan Hall
Chair: Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Director General, South Asia Regional Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

Perspectives from

A.M.M. Shawkat Ali, Former Secretary of Agriculture, Bangladesh

G. Chandrashekhar, Associate Editor, The Hindu Business Line, India

Sushila Malla, President, Nepal Nutrition Association, and Director, National Center for Health and Nutrition, Nepal

Rohan Rajapakse, Senior Professor, Agricultural Biology, University of Ruhuna, and Acting Vice Chairman and Member, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

Vijay Shankar Vyas, Member, Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister, India

Rapporteur: Jennifer M. Anderson, Masters of Public Health Candidate, Department of International Health, Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

4C. East Asia

13:00-14:30
Mumtaz Mahal
Chair: Vo-Tong Xuan, Rector, Tan Tao University, Vietnam

Perspectives from

Esther Penunia, Director General, Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Philippines

Agusdin Pulungan, President, Indonesian Farmers and Fishers Society Organization (WAMTI), Indonesia

Men Sarom, Vice Rector, Royal University of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Cambodia

Tahlim Sudaryanto, Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia

Pattanee Winichagoon, Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Rapporteur: Angelina Resurreccion, Science Journalist, and Science Editor, BusinessMirror, Philippines

4D. Latin America and Caribbean

13:00-14:30
Brocade Room
Chair: Daniel S. Balaban, President, National Education Development Fund (FNDE), Brazil

Perspectives from

Graciela Noemí Albo, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, La Plata National University, Argentina

Jaime Miranda, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, and Director, CRONICAS Center of Excellence to Combat Chronic Diseases, Universidad Peruana, Cayetano Heredia, Peru

Eduardo A. F. Nilson, Substitute-Coordinator of Food and Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Brazil

Ana Victoria Roman, General Coordinator, Nutrition and Food and Nutrition Security Division, Institute of Nutrition in Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala

Adelaida Trujillo, Director and Co-Founder, Citurna Film and Video Productions and the Imaginario Foundation, Colombia

Rapporteur: Kenda Cunningham, Doctorate of Public Health Candidate, Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

4E. OECD

13:00-14:30
Roshanara Hall
Chair: Franz Heidhues, Professor Emeritus, University Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany

Perspectives from

Linda Fulponi, Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), France

Brad Gilmour, Chief, International Analysis, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada

D. Patrick Johnson, Associate, Diplomacy and International Development, Booz Allen Hamilton, USA

Eileen Kennedy, Dean, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA

Rapporteur: Jocelyn C. Zuckerman, Freelance Writer, and Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Columbia University, USA

Coffee and tea break // Knowledge Fair 14:30-15:00
Rani Bagh
PLENARY SESSION 15:00-17:30
Shah Jehan Hall
Report Back from Parallel Sessions 3 & 4

15:00-15:55
Chair: Manfred Konukiewitz, Deputy Director General, Global and Sectoral Policies, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Parallel Sessions:
Economic Levers: Ashok Gulati, Director, Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), India

Social Levers: Laura Birx, Senior Nutrition and Food Security Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

Governance and Inclusion Levers: Michal Rutkowski, Director, Human Development Department, South Asia Region, The World Bank, USA

Science and Technology Levers: Luc Maene, Director General, International Fertilizer Industry Association, France

Africa: Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union, Ethiopia

South Asia: Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Director General, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

East Asia: Vo-Tong Xuan, Rector, Tan Tao University, Vietnam

Latin America: Daniel S. Balaban, President, National Education Development Fund (FNDE), Brazil

OECD: Franz Heidhues, Professor Emeritus, University Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany

Panel Discussion: Addressing Priorities in Research and Action Gaps

15:55-16:45
Chair: Denise C. Coitinho Delmuè, Executive Secretary, United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN), World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

Perspectives from

Rob Bertram, Director, Agriculture, Technology, and Research Office, Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA

Robert Bos, Coordinator, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

Marie T. Ruel, Director, Poverty Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

Panel Discussion: Reimagining How Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Can Link Better

16:45-17:35
Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, and Chief of Staff, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Perspectives from

Diane Jacovella, Vice-President, Multilateral and Global Programs Branch, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada

Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Ricardo Uauy, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), and Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics, University of Chile, Chile | Video

Way Forward 17:35-17:45
Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA