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Wednesday, October 16 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Partnering for the Next African Decade in Agricultural Development: Listening to Farmers, Supporting Scientists

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AAAPD and CRDF Global believe that the time is right to focus attention and resources toward using science and technology to build capacity for African agriculture. Our speakers will address the opportunities to engage the African diaspora to help smallholder farmers reap the benefit of technological improvements. We will also announce a new Fellowship program for African agricultural scientists.

Speakers include: 
  • Andrew Manu, President, Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD); Professor & Washington Carver Chair, Iowa State University, Event Co-Chair & Moderator
  • Marilyn Pifer, Director of Capacity Building Programs, CRDF Global, Event Co-Chair & Moderator
  • Hon. James Munthali, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi
  • Dyborn Chibonga, CEO of NASFAM, Malawi
  • Prof. Desh Verma, Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, Ohio State University
  • Kendall Lamkey, Professor & Chair of Agronomy, Iowa State University
  • Meaza Demissie, Program Manager, CRDF Global

Please RSVP to CRDF-AAAPD@crdfglobal.org

Wednesday October 16, 2013 7:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Dubuque Room Marriott 3rd fl