Video On Demand

The Potential of Biotechnology to Address Food Security in Africa

April 6, 2017 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT
Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on plant biotechnology in Africa as it stands today. Learn how new technology and progressive policies could advance global development goals and improve food security.  Hear experts discuss the possible contributions of biotechnology to rural economies, its linkages to economic growth, and barriers to adoption. The audience will include watch parties at U.S. Embassies in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Kenya.

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Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Program

Ambassador Patricia Haslach

Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Hans Dreyer

Director, Plant Production and Protection Dvision, Food and Agriculture Organization

Sylvester Oikeh

Water Efficient Maize for Africa Project Manager, African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Modesta Nnedinso Abugu

Program Assistant, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa, Nigeria Chapter