Wednesday, December 9, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST Download iCalendar entry for this event.

What makes agricultural innovation happen? Lessons from Israel and beyond

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.


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


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

Workgroup Co-Chairs

Vice President, Business Development , ACDI/VOCA
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