Special Event

Tales of yield improvement

Where we stand and where we need to go
Apr 5, 2018 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EDT

Rapid Fire Presentations


  • Stanley Wood, Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development, ‎Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) (Video)


Closing Remarks


  • Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI 

Q&A Video

Yield growth is essential for people and the planet. But what should we breed and for what should we breed under a more erratic climate, growing natural resource scarcity and new disease threats? What is the role for better agricultural and food systems management and more adaptive institutions? Can yield growth help reduce environmental damages from agriculture, and help end hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity?

A distinguished set of experts will address these questions through a series of rapid-fire presentations to honor Mark Rosegrant’s work at IFPRI over the last 40 years.