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World Agriculture Day - Perspectives of the IICA Goodwill Ambassadors

Event Date
2020-09-09
City
San José, Costa Rica
Country

Descripcion

Virtual event: World Agriculture Day - Perspectives of the IICA Goodwill Ambassadors.

Wednesday, september 9 | 8:00 a.m. (Costa Rica Time).

Sustainable development, the balance between productivity and sustainability, digital rural extension services, agrifood systems amidst the pandemic, and women in rurality

The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, and reflections by Susana Balbo, Michael Kremer, Rattan Lal, Dennis McClung, Jens Mesa, Alysson Paolinelli and Hugo Sigman. 

Program

Date - Time Activity Panelists
Wednesday, september 9 - 8:00 a.m. (Costa Rica Time). Virtual event: World Agriculture Day - Perspectives of the IICA Goodwill Ambassadors Susana Balbo, IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Gender and Rural Youth Issues; Michael Kremer, IICA Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development; Rattan Lal, IICA Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development; Dennis McClung, IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues; Jens Mesa, IICA Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues; Alysson Paolinelli, IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Gender and Rural Youth Issues; Hugo Sigman, IICA Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.

Speakers

Participants:

  • Susana Balbo, businesswoman in the wine industry, Argentina’s first female oenologist and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Gender and Rural Youth Issues.
  • Michael Kremer, economist and Economics professor at the University of Chicago, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues.
  • Rattan Lal, professor at Ohio State University, recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize, co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues.  
  • Dennis McClung, Founder, President and CEO of Garden Pool, a non-profit organization dedicated to research on and the generation of educational strategies associated with sustainable food production methods, and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues.
  • Jens Mesa, Executive President of the National Federation of Palm Oil Growers (Fedepalma) of Colombia and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues.
  • Alysson Paolinelli, former Minister of Agriculture of Brazil, recipient of the 2006 World Food Prize and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Gender and Rural Youth Issues.
  • Hugo Sigman, doctor and psychiatrist, founder of Grupo Insud, and IICA Goodwill Ambassador in Sustainable Development Issues.
  • Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.

Presentations

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