07 December 2020, Mexico , USA: In 1970, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his important scientific work that saved millions of people from famine. Today, humanity faces an equally complex challenge which requires the commitment of all nations, leaders, investors and strategic partners: avoiding the next food crisis.
The Government of Mexico, the Nobel Peace Center and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Borlaug’s Nobel Prize with a call to action to develop a transformational response of agriculture for peace, with an emphasis on nutrition, environment and equity.
Join us on December 8, 2020, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (CST, GMT-6).
This special event is part of the run-up to the United Nations Summit of Agrifood Systems of 2021. It will feature international experts in each of the five action tracks of the summit: ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all; shift to sustainable consumption patterns; boost nature-positive production; advance equitable livelihoods; and build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress.
Guest speakers will include:
- Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón – Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs
- Kjersti Fløgstad – Executive Director, Nobel Peace Center
- Victor Villalobos – Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Martin Kropff – Director General, CIMMYT
- Margaret Bath – Member of CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees
- Alison Bentley – Director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program
- Robert Bertram – Chief Scientist, USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security
- Nicole Birrell – Chair of CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees
- Julie Borlaug – President of the Borlaug Foundation
- Gina Casar – Assistant Secretary-General of the World Food Programme
- Martha Delgado – Mexico’s Deputy Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights
- Marco Ferroni – Chair, CGIAR System Board
- Federico González Celaya – President of Mexico’s Food Banks Association
- Bram Govaerts – Deputy Director General for Research and Collaborations a.i. and Director of the Integrated Development Program, CIMMYT
- Juana Hernández – Producer from the community of San Miguel, in Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico
- Rut Krüger Giverin – Norwegian Ambassador to Mexico
- Sylvanus Odjo – Postharvest Specialist, CIMMYT
- Lina Pohl – FAO’s Mexico Representative
- B.M. Prasanna – Director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize
- Tatiana Ramos – Executive Director, Conservation International Mexico
- Alfonso Romo – Private Sector Liaison, Government of Mexico
- Bosco de la Vega – President Mexico’s National Farmer’s Agricultural Council (CNA)