Launch Agenda



  • INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM 
    LAUNCH OF THE AGRIBUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER
    Henson Center Room 1112/1116
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    October 12, 2016


    MORNING SESSION
    9 AM to Noon

    Food Security: Global Perspectives
    Moderator – Stephan Tubene

    9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
    Welcome
    Juliette Bell, UMES President

    9:15 AM to 9:30 AM
    Inaugural Address
    Moses Kairo, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

    9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
    Agriculture, Environment and Sustainable Development: Political Economic Perspectives
    David Spielman, IFPRI, Washington, D.C.



    COFFEE BREAK
    10:20 AM to 10:30 AM 




    10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
    Agricultural Transformation in Africa: What Will It Take to Turn Africa Into a Global Breadbasket?
    Ephraim Nkonya, IFPRI, Washington, D.C.

    11:15 AM to 11:45 PM
    Presenters’ Interaction with the Audience—Questions and Exchange

    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Lunch with Key Note Address
    Dr. SaharaH Moon Chapotin, USAID, Washington, DC
    Moderator: Shanthu Shantharam



    AFTERNOON SESSION
    2:00 PM to 03:30 PM

    GM Developments: Challenges and Opportunities. 
    Moderator – Shanthu Shantharam

    1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

    A journey into molecular aspects of sustainable systems and multi-tasking 
    polyamines reveals they piggyback on each other
    Autar Mattoo, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

    1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
    Political Puzzles of the GMO:  It’s not about the science
    Ron Herring, Cornell University

    2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Presenters’ Interaction with the Audience—Questions and Exchange

    3:00 PM to 3:10 PM
    Concluding Remarks:  Stephan Tubene

    3:10 PM to 3:15 PM
    Vote of Thanks
    Jurgen Schwarz

    3:15 PM
    Adjourn