The Power of Produce

power of produce collage - hand picking pointed gourd in Bangladesh, women at produce market in the Phillipines, amaranth leaves in Kenya

World Food Prize 2018 side event

THE POWER OF PRODUCE

How vegetables and fruits can conquer malnutrition and poverty

 

When: 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.,  Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Talks begin at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Waterloo Room, Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Join Catholic Relief Services, the Horticulture Innovation Lab, and the World Vegetable Center for a special breakfast side event at the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium to highlight the importance of fruits and vegetables for nutritious diets and prosperous agricultural economies.

Discuss with university researchers, science policy advocates, and USAID representatives how interventions focused on fruits and vegetables make a difference in global poverty and food security. From seed partnerships to postharvest improvements, hear how these specialty crops play a critical role in promoting farming resilience, human health, and flourishing societies. 

We would be delighted if you would join us for some thoughtful conversation and a healthy meal to start your day!

Note: RSVPs for this popular event have reached capacity. Any additional participants will be seated after the event starts, if there are remaining seats.


Event agenda

A more detailed agenda with speaker bios is also available as a 2-sided PDF.

Breakfast and registration will begin at 7 a.m., with program following at 7:45 a.m.

Introduction

  • Moderated by Dr. Julie Howard, World Vegetable Center

Opening remarks: Horticulture saves lives

  • Dr. Rob Bertram, USAID Bureau for Food Security

Conversation: Getting more nutritious produce onto plates

Panel on the roles of research organizations and NGOs
  • Dr. Tony Castleman, Catholic Relief Services
  • Dr. David Johnson, World Vegetable Center
  • Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, UC Davis
  • Moderated by Dr. John Bowman, USAID Bureau for Food Security

Relishing diversity: Horticulture flash talks

Traditional vegetables, indigenous crops and underutilized foods
  • Dr. Betty Bugusu, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing, Purdue University
  • Dr. Alexandra Towns, Catholic Relief Services 
  • Moderated by Erin McGuire, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, UC Davis

Conversation: Getting more nutritious produce onto plates

Interview on the role of policy
  • Dr. Shibani Ghosh, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, Tufts University
  • Moderated by Dr. Julie Howard, World Vegetable Center

Closing summary

  • Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, UC Davis

 

Reserve your seat and register for this breakfast side event

 

For questions, please contact horticulture@ucdavis.edu