Africa, Agriculture, and the State of the World 2011

Sithembile Ndema speaks at the State of the World 2011 Symposium on January 19th, 2011. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

For those who were unable to join the Worldwatch Institute’s 15th Annual State of the World Symposium, hosted at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC on January 19th, 2011, the full live stream coverage is available below.

For the first time the State of the World Symposium focused entirely on food and on the continent of Aftrica.

The video features a variety of keynote speakers and panelists, including:

  • Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
  • Hans Herren, President, Millennium Institute
  • Sara Scherr, President and CEO, Ecoagriculture Partners
  • Catherine Alston, Cocoa Livelihoods Program Coordinator, World Cocoa Foundation
  • Edward Mukiibi, co-founder and Project Coordinator, Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (DISC) in Uganda
  • Sithembile Ndema, WARM Project Coordinator, Food and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in South Africa
  • Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund.

The video is almost 3 hours long and takes a long time to download – be patient!

The quality is good enough to watch in full screen view, if you sit a reasonable distance away. Click on the “full screen” link in the upper right corner of the video player.

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1 comment to Africa, Agriculture, and the State of the World 2011

  • Bernard

    Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet [www.NourishingthePlanet.org] just put out a really cool new one minute book trailer for State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/e8q0Zb