by Ben Nuelle
The 2016 Borlaug Dialogue begins Wednesday at the downtown Marriott in Des Moines.
This is the 30th Anniversary of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug establishing the World Food Prize.
It is the first year they’ve had four Food Prize laureates – Maria Andrade, Howarth Bouis, Jan Low, and Robert Mwanga, with presenter Roger Voorhies.
The conference will host international leaders, policy makers, farmers, executives from agribusiness and non-governmental organizations.
Scientific, academic and development experts will address the most critical issues facing global food security Wednesday through Friday in Des Moines.
Highlighted speakers this year will include:
- H. E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius
- H. E. Dr. Joyce Banda, Former President of Malawi
- Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
- H. E. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group