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  • 1. What is your opinion on biofortification as an intervention? Strong believer Quite hopeful Healthy skeptic Very doubtful
  • 2. In which discipline are you trained? Nutrition and health Agriculture and plant science Marketing/Delivery Economics/Other social science Communications other
  • 3. With which type of institution are you associated? Donor Policy Formulation/Implementation Education/Research Program Implementation Private sector Other
  • 4. Conference Objectives • Determine the current state of biofortification: taking stock of research, global investment, and experience in biofortification • Raise the visibility of biofortification as a promising agricultural intervention for public health • Chart the future for biofortification: identifying synergies and gaps in knowledge; forging partnerships and collaborations
  • 5. Agenda • Mornings – Plenary – Agriculture perspective (1st Day) – Nutrition perspective (2nd Day) – Way Forward (3rd Day) • 1st and 2nd Mornings – Keynote speech – Paper presentation, panel comments, question and answer from the audience • Key points from workshops (2nd and 3rd Days)
  • 6. Agenda • Afternoons – Workshops, Days 1 and 2 – Each day, 2 sets of 4 concurrent workshops – 16 workshops, 2 hours each • Technically-oriented workshops (8) – Vitamin A (4) and Iron-Zinc (4) • Nutrition (Day 1) • Delivery (Day 1) • Plant Breeding/Genomics combined (Day 2) • Institutional Issues and Special Topics (8)
  • 7. Key people for you to know Roger Thurow – Our Moderator Bonnie McClafferty – Conference Organization