Smallholder farmers play an essential role in agricultural production. While more than 500 million family farms support to feed the global population, smallholder farmers are generally vulnerable to food insecurity and other development challenges. Please join us for a conference addressing best practices for gaining knowledge from and working with smallholder farmers. This one-day conference will provide discussions on new, field research to inform and impact U.S. policymakers and other counterparts in global agriculture development.
This event will feature with speakers including, Ambassador Islam Siddiqui (CSIS), Jane Maland Cady (McKnight Foundation), Brady Deaton (BIFAD), Saharah Moon Chapotin (USAID), Karen Garrett (KSU), Julie Howard (Consultant & former chief scientist, USAID Bureau for Food Security), Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI/CGIAR), Keith Moore (VPI), Rebecca Nelson (Cornell), Corinne Valdivia (MU).
Islam A. Siddiqui
Senior Adviser, Global Food Security Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies
The following segments will be webcast:
Morning Session: Meaningful Knowledge from Translational Research Focused on African Smallholders—2nd Floor
- Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair and Chancellor Emeritus, Meaningful Knowledge Defined
- Corinne Valdivia, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Voice and Choice in Translational Research: A Case for the “New” Community of Practic
- Jeff Ehlers, Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Meaningful Knowledge from Smallholders and for Smallholders: A Gates Foundation Perspective
How We Create Mutual Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes
Achieving Meaningful Smallholder Participation for Meaningful Knowledge
- Saharah Moon Chapotin, Acting Division Chief for Agricultural Research, USAID
- Ambassador Islam A. Siddiqui, Senior Adviser, Global Food Security Project, CSIS