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Conference Speakers 2009

Global Food Security Conference


Conference Co-Chairs

Conference Speakers

  • Alex Ablaev, President, Russian Biofuels Association
  • Aly Abou-Sabaa, Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank
  • Abdul-Karim Adam, Senior Planning Officer, Nanumba North District, Ghana, West Africa
  • Michel Barnier, Member of the European Parliament, Former Minister of Agriculture, France
  • Caroline Begg, Director of Stage (Internship), Farm Management and Technology Program, and Faculty Lecturer, Plant Science, McGill University
  • Mamaru Tsidku Belete, Head, Bureau of Water Resources Development, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia
  • Henk-Jan Brinkman, Senior Advisor for Economic Policy, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Jonathan Campaigne, Executive Director, PRIDE AFRICA-DrumNet, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Harmel Cazeau, Coordonateur National, Conseil National sur la Sécurité Alimentaire, Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural, Port-au-Prince, Haïti
  • Gail Chmura, Director, Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre (GEC3), Quebec
  • Hon. Michael Chong, MP, Wellington-Halton Hills
  • Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation
  • Dave Conley, Senior Consultant, Founding Partner, The Aquaculture Communications Group, LLC
  • Jim Cornelius, Executive Director of Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Mark Curtis, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
  • Jose Geraldo Eugenio de França, Executive Director, Embrapa, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
  • François Dagenais, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • Christopher Delgado, Coordinator, Global Food Crisis Response Program, and Strategy and Policy Adviser for Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank
  • Dereje Biruk Gebremedhin, Team Leader, Sustainable Water Harvesting and Institutional Strengthening (SWHISA) Project, CIDA Project, Ethiopia
  • Joe Dewbre, Senior Agriculture Policy Analyst, Development Division of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Shi-You Ding, Senior Researcher, national Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado
  • Bert Drake, Plant Physiologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Victor Dukhovny, Director, Scientific Information Center, Interstate Coordination Water Commission (SIC ICWC)
  • Marco Ferroni, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sam Gameda, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Vincent Giard, Vice President, Quebec Operations, Farm Credit Canada
  • M. Gopalakrishnan, Secretary General, ICID
  • H.E. Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, Nigerian High Commissioner
  • Michael Hamp, Senior Technical Advisor, Rural Finance, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Douglas Hedley, Canadian Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • Dyno Keatinge, Director General, AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center
  • John Kennelly, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Christian Lacasse , Président général, Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA)
  • Jean-Paul Laforest, Doyen-Dean, Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation, Université Laval
  • Jean Lebel, Environmental and Natural Resource Management, IDRC
  • Ronghou Liu, Professor, Director, Biomass Energy Engineering Research Centre School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Chandra A. Madramootoo, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University
  • David Malone, President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Paul Mapfumo, Project leader and Regional Coordinator for the Soil Fertility Consortium for Southern Africa, CIMMYT-Southern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Yvon Martel, Chief Scientist, International, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Bano Mehdi, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, McGill University
  • Ephraim Mukisera, Director, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI),Nairobi, Kenya
  • Anwar Naseem, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
  • Ikenna Onyido, Vice-Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Philip Oxhorn, Associate Professor and Founding Director, Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID)
  • Robert Patterson, Senior Liaison Officer, Liaison Office for North America, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
  • Caroline Pestieau, Former Governor, ICRISAT
  • René Provost, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University
  • Vijaya Raghavan, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
  • Mario Renaud, Executive Director, Centre for International Studies and Cooperation and Co-President, International Agriculture Alliance
  • Marilyn Scott, Director, McGill School of Environment, and Associate Professor, Institute of Parasitology, McGill University
  • Aly Shady, Senior Water Advisor, Canadian International Development Agency
  • Said Silim, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • Don Smith, Chair, Plant Science Department, McGill University
  • Galina Stulina, SANIRI and the Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission Water Coordination, Uzbekistan
  • Peter Todd, Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
  • Maximo Torero, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Daniel Uza, Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria
  • Diane Vincent, Vice-Chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal