14 Oct 2020 9:30-11:00 CT


2020 Borlaug Dialogue – The World Food Prize Foundation


Recognizing the global call to achieve safe, affordable, nutritious food year-round, our food systems must deliver on multiple fronts; delivering nutrition is non-negotiable. While we must address needs at the global level, we also must focus on national and subnational efforts to deliver nutrition interventions at the local level. The most vulnerable individuals, including pregnant and lactating women and children in the first 1,000 days of life, must be at the core of policies reducing under-nutrition. Sustainable food systems also are non-negotiable. This roundtable will consider the trade-offs between different diets that must address these issues to fill significant and diverse nutrition gaps.


  • Shawn Baker (Speaker) United States Agency for International Development, Chief Nutritionist
  • Dr. Jessica Fanzo (Speaker) Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
  • Dr. Lawrence Haddad (Speaker) GAIN, Executive Director
  • Prof. Mario Herrero (Speaker) CSIRO, Chief Research Scientist
  • Dr. Renata Micha (Speaker) Global Nutrition Report, Chair of the Independent Expert Group (IEG)
  • Ndidi Nwuneli (Speaker) Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
  • Dr. Prabhu Pingali (Speaker) Cornell University, Professor
  • Polly Ruhland (Speaker) United Soybean Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Pedro Sanchez (Speaker) University of Florida, Research Professor
  • Dr. Salma Sultana (Speaker) Model Livestock Advancement Foundation, Founder and Chairperson
  • Dr. Madhura Swaminathan (Speaker) MSSRF, Chairperson
  • Barbara Stinson (WFPF Moderator) World Food Prize Foundation, President

Event Organiser

The World Food Prize Foundation