North-South Centre

Programme and presentations


Opening session

Welcome address (PDF, 48 KB)
Ralph Eichler, President, ETH Zurich

Setting the scene: Opportunities for change in agriculture and world food (PDF, 578 KB)
Michael Kreuzer, Vice-President, North-South Centre

Ceremony: SFIAR Award 2008 for innovative  agricultural research in Switzerland (PDF, 344 KB)
Padruot Fried, Vice-President, Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research SFIAR

The need to re-prioritise agriculture

New priorities for agriculture (PDF, 46 KB)
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University

Policies for food security (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Maximo Torero, International Food Policy Rsearch Institute IFPRI

Crops and Crisis: The effort to construct a sensible solution (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Cary Fowler, Global Crop Diversity Trust

Overcoming agricultural productivity constraints

Income generation for maize farmers and food security for poor consumers in Africa (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Marianne Bänziger, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center CIMMYT

Income generation for rice farmers and food security for poor consumers in Africa (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Marco Wopereis, Africa Rice Center WARDA

Avoiding and reducing post-harvest losses
Silvia Dorn, ETH Zurich

Livestock and food markets for food security (PDF, 5.5 MB)
Joachim Otte, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Sustainability challenges

Sustaining food crop production in a changing climate (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Tim Wheeler, Walker Institute, University of Reading

Assessing the natural resource base for sustainable food production (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Anne-Marie Izac, Alliance of the CGIAR Centres

Maintaining soil fertility for future food production (PDF, 1.6 MB)
André Bationo, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa AGRA

Agricultural policy and research – Towards a new agenda

Panel discussion, moderated by Thomas Streiff, BHP – Brugger and Partners Ltd.

Conclusion and outlook
Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Closing address (PDF, 28 KB)
Wolfgang Kinzelbach, President, North-South Centre


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