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Program of the 2014 BGRI technical workshop can be found here.

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WEDNESDAY –March 26, 2014 

Celebrating Dr. Borlaug’s Legacy – Innovative Approaches to Increase Food Security

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09:00 – 09:05 Session Chair – Dr. Hans-Joachim Braun, Director of Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT, México
09:05 – 09:10 Welcoming Remarks Mtro. José Ramón Cubillas Romero, Rector of La Salle University [PDF]
09:10 – 09:35 Welcoming Remarks Dr. Thomas Lumpkin, CIMMYT Director General, México [PDF]
09:35 – 09:50 Norman Borlaug: Mexico’s Impact on my Father – Ms. Jeanie Borlaug-Laube [VIDEO] [MUSIC VIDEO]
09:50 – 10:05 Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution in India Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, ‘Father’ of the Green Revolution in India and Chair, MS Swaminathan Foundation, India [VIDEO]
10:05 – 10:30 Reflection of a Wheat Breeder on Dr. Norman E BorlaugDr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Director of Resource Seed Mexicana, México [VIDEOPDF]
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 11:05 Session Chair – Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Pakistan
11:05 – 11:45 KEYNOTE: The Green Revolution – Lessons for the Future  – Sir Gordon Conway, Imperial College London, UK [VIDEOPDF]
11:45 – 12:15 Borlaug’s Scientific Legacy – Dr. Hans-Joachim Braun, Director of CIMMYT Global Wheat Program, Mexico [VIDEOPDF]
12:15 – 12:35 Borlaug: A Man on Message – Dr. Ronnie Coffman, Director of International Programs, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Cornell University, USA [VIDEO]
12:35 – 12:50 Facilitated Discussion
12:50 – 13:00 Group Photograph [download the photograph here]
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCHEON
14:00 – 14:05 Session Chair – Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT Director General
14:05 – 14:50 KEYNOTE DIALOGUE: Why the Next Revolution Must Be Brown, Not Green  Howard G. Buffett, Chairman & CEO, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, USA [VIDEO]
14:50 – 15:15 Meeting Agricultural Requirements in 2050… Not by Technology Alone  Dr. Robert W. Herdt, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA [VIDEOPDF]
15:15 – 15:40 Necessary Policies – Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, Denmark [VIDEOPDF]
15:40 – 16:10 COFFEE BREAK
16:10 – 17:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Borlaug: Why His Approach Was Effective/What Would He Do Today?  – facilitated by Dr. Andrew Barr, Chair of the CIMMYT Board of Trustees, Australia [VIDEO]
17:30 – 20:00 POSTER SESSION + COCKTAIL

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THURSDAY – March 27, 2014

Wheat Science: Problems, Prospects and Perspectives

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08:30 – 08:35 Session Chair – Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, Director of Resource Seed Mexicana, México
08:35 – 09:00 Wheat: The Grain at the Center of Civilization – Dr. Rachel Laudan, Author of Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History, UK [VIDEO, PDF]
09:00 – 09:25 The Role of Wheat in Reducing Hidden Hunger  Dr. Wolfgang Pfeiffer, Deputy Director of Operations, HarvestPlus, Colombia [VIDEOPDF]
09:25 – 09:50 Potential Yields and Yield Gaps in Wheat — the Bases of Wheat Yield Progress – Dr. Tony Fischer, Honorary Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia [VIDEOPDF]
09:50 – 10:20 COFFEE BREAK
10:20 – 10:25 Session Chair – Dr. Matthew Reynolds, CIMMYT Principal Scientist – Wheat Physiology, México
10:25 – 10:50 Water and Agriculture in 2050 – Dr. Uma Lele, Development Economist, USA/India [VIDEOPDF]
10:50 – 11:15 Wheat and Climate Change  Dr. Graham Farquhar, The Australian National University, Australia [VIDEOPDF]
11:50 – 11:40 Exploiting Wheat’s Distant Relatives – Dr. Ian King, University of Nottingham, UK [VIDEO, PDF]
11:40 – 12:05 Genomic Selection and Precision Phenotyping  Dr. Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, USA [VIDEOPDF]
12:05 – 12:30 Precision Agriculture – Dr. Bruno Gerard, Director of CIMMYT Conservation Agriculture Program, México [VIDEOPDF]
12:30 – 13:00 Facilitated Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCHEON
14:00 – 14:05 Session Chair – Dr. Swappan Datta, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, India
14:05 – 14:30 What the Milling/Baking Industries Will Need from Wheat in 2025Felipe de Javier Peña Dueñas, National Council for the Supply of Grains and Oilseeds, México [VIDEOPDF]
14:30 – 14:55 China’s Grain Policy and the World – Dr. Jikun Huang, Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China [VIDEOPDF]
14:55 – 15:20 India’s Grain Policy and the World – Dr. Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India [PDF]
15:20 – 15:45 Central and West Asia and North Africa: Where Wheat Really MattersDr. Mahmoud El Solh, Director General of ICARDA, Lebanon [VIDEOPDF]
15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 – 17:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Public-Private Partnerships for Wheat Research – Models that Work –  facilitated by Dr. Archie C. Clutter, dean of UNL’s Agricultural Research Division and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station [VIDEO]
17:30 – 18:30 POSTER SESSION
18:30 – 21:00 OFFICIAL DINNER & CULTURAL PROGRAM

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FRIDAY – March 28, 2014

Bread for the Future/The Power of Partnerships

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08:30 – 08:35 Session Chair – Dr. Arvind Kaushal, Government of India, India
08:35 – 09:00 World Market Outlook for Wheat  Dr. Tray Thomas, Founding Partner, The Context Network, USA
[VIDEOPDF]
09:00 – 09:25 Agricultural Intensification, Land Use and Deforestation: Revisiting the Borlaug Hypothesis – Dr. Derek Byerlee, Independent Researcher and Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, United States
[VIDEOPDF]
09:25 – 09:50 Poverty Alleviation and Research Partnerships – Dr. Steve Jennings, Head of Program Policy, Oxfam, UK [VIDEOPDF]
09:50 – 10:15 Perceptions on the Future of Biotech  Dr. Robert L. Paarlberg, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, USA [VIDEOPDF]
10:15 – 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 10:50 Session Chair – Dr. Perry Gustafson, United States
10:50 – 11:30 KEYNOTE: Partnerships and the Future of Agriculture Technology  Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto, USA [VIDEOPDF]
11:30 – 11:55 Social Networks for Agricultural Development – Mr. Rikin Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Green, India [VIDEOPDF]
11:55 – 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Importance of Partnerships for Technology Delivery  [VIDEO]
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCHEON
14:00 – 14:05 Session Chair – Dr. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-Dukheri, Director General Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Sudan
14:05 – 14:25 Wheat a Founder Crop of the CGIAR Where Does It Fit in the New CGIAR?  Dr. Wayne Powell, CGIAR Chief Science Officer, France [VIDEOPDF]
14:25 – 14:45 Wheat for Africa – Dr. Fentahun Mengistu, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia [VIDEOPDF]
14:45 – 15:05 Mexico’s Crusade Against HungerRepresentative of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishes and Food [VIDEO, PDF]
15:05 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 15:50 The Wheat Initiative, the Global Research Coordination Platform for Wheat Improvement  Dr. Hélène Lucas, International Scientific Coordinator of the Wheat Initiative, France [VIDEOPDF]
15:50 – 16:50 Launch of the International Wheat Yield Partnership [VIDEOPDF]
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony – Dr. Hans-Joachim Braun
After 17:00 HAPPY HOUR

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