15th Annual State of the World Symposium

Event Date: 
January 19, 2011 - 1:30pm
Washington, DC

Innovations that Nourish the Planet

"Innovations that Nourish the Planet" 

Date: January 19, 2011

Briefing:  1:30pm - 5:00pm; 
Reception: 5:00 - 6:30pm

Venue: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC



  • Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
  • Hans Herren, President, Millennium Institute
  • Christopher Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
  • Danielle Nierenberg, Senior Researcher & Co-project Director Nourishing the Planet, Worldwatch Institute
  • Sara Scherr, President and CEO, Ecoagriculture Partners
  • Edward Mukiibi, Co-founder and Project Coordinator, Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (DISC), Uganda
  • Sithembile Ndema, Natural Resources and Environment Programme Manager, Food and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa
  • Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund 

About the Event: 

Agricultural development has come to a crossroads. Nearly a half-century after the Green Revolution, a large share of the human family is still chronically hungry. At the same time, investments in agricultural development by governments, international lenders, and foundations are at historic lows. But recently, a new generation of innovative approaches to hunger alleviation has emerged from farmers groups, private voluntary organizations, universities, and agribusiness companies.

Please join the pioneers of environmentally sustainable agriculture practices for an afternoon briefing that will explore the innovative next steps required to create a sustainable food system.

*Please RSVP by January 12, 2011 to astone@worldwatch.org or call Amanda Stone at (+1) 202.452.1992 ext 514.