Oct 15, 2013

World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogues Live Webcasts at KCC (10/16-18)

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE is an internationally renowned award “recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.” Founded by Dr. Norman Borlaug, the World Food Prize is considered one of the highest honors in agriculture and food security. The Kauai Community College Plant Bioscience Technology program will be hosting a series of educational events during the week of October 16-18 in honor of the World Food Prize. Please join us for a live webcast of the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 17th where the 2013 World Food Prize will be awarded to three international scientists, Marc Van Montagu of Belgium, and Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert T. Fraley of the United States for “their independent, individual breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology.”

Accompanying the Laureate award ceremony will be the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which will take place from Wednesday, October 16th – Friday, October 18th. We will also be broadcasting live webcasts of most of the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium talks all week. The focus of the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue is: “The Next Borlaug Century: Biotechnology, Sustainability and Climate Volatility.” Please join us for live webcasts of the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium to learn more about agricultural technology, food security, and sustainability.

All events for all days and times will take place on the Kauai Community College campus in the Technology building, room 114.

Wednesday, October 16th, 8am to 12 pm: Borlaug Dialogue International Seminar
8:00 am - Opening Remarks
8:15 am - Forward Thinking: Engaging World Leaders to End World Hunger
9:00 am - Adapting to Change: The Role of Animal Protein in Feeding a Hungry World
10:00 am- Research and Returns: The Future of Agricultural Technology & Investment
11:00 am - Setting the Stage: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
Thursday, October 17th, 7:45 am to 10:30 am: Borlaug Dialogue International Seminar
7:45 am - Luncheon Keynote Address
9:00 am - Secretary's Round-Table
9:45 am - DialogueNext (Part 2): Beyond the Big Idea
Thursday, October 17th, 2 pm to 4 pm 
2:00 pm - 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony
Friday, October 18th, 7:30 am to 9 am: Borlaug Dialogue International Seminar
7:30 am - Laureate Luncheon Keynote: A Conversation with the Laureates
The live webcasts may also be viewed from any computer with the following link: http://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=69167&audienceID=1

For more information about the World Food Prize and current and past Laureates, please visit: http://www.worldfoodprize.org. For more information about the Kauai Community College World Food Prize educational events, please contact: Adrienne Kleintop (808) 245-8391 or Sharad Marahatta (808) 245-8251, Plant Bioscience Technology Program.

Posted by:
Adrienne Kleintop
Agronomy Instructor