Farms and Farmers of the Future
Session 1: Opening Session
Dr. Gerald Shively
Associate Dean and Director of International Program in Agriculture, Purdue University
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Senior Advisor, Climate in the Office of the Secretary, USDA
Assistant to the Administrator, USAID and Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed the Future
Introduction and Welcome by moderator
Dr. John Dixon
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Farms and Farmers of the Future Will Be: Enabled with Transformational Technologies
Ms. Beth Bechdol
Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Farms and Farmers of the Future Will Be: Productive and Efficient in Producing Wholesome Products
Dr. Rajendra Paroda
Former Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Government of India.
Farms and Farmers of the Future Will Be: Sustainable and Climate-smart
Dr. Dennis Garrity
Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and Distinguished Senior Research Fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya. He served as Director General of the Centre from 2001 to 2011.
Farms and Farmers of the Future Will Be: Informed and Connected to Markets
Dr. Louise Fox
Senior Fellow in the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI), Brookings Institution, and formerly chief economist at USAID, visiting professor of development economic policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and various positions at the World Bank.