Thursday, October 1, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Download iCalendar entry for this event.
1129 20th St NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC

POSTPONED: What makes agricultural innovation happen? Lessons from Israel and beyond

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed. We hope to announce a new date soon.

The ability of the agriculture sector to drive inclusive economic growth and improve food security in underdeveloped markets rests to a large extent on innovation. Our panel will consider the structural constraints to agricultural innovation and discuss how they can be addressed with a combination of policy, investment and market opportunities. We will look at the case of Israel and its remarkable success in overcoming the natural constraints to its agricultural and water sectors. We will also consider how the private sector in Africa and Latin America can be harnessed to drive agricultural transformation.

Registration for this event will close at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 18th.


Director, Global Food Security and Aid Effectiveness, The Lugar Center


Executive Director, Volcani International Partnerships (VIP)
Program Director, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, Fintrac Inc.
Head of Support to State Capability, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Senior Manager, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Workgroup Co-Chairs

For more information contact Paul Sherman at: events@sidw.org