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Project Title: A Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia

PIN: BANR-O-06-04-A         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

RSO:
Schoen, Robin

Subject/Focus Area:



Meeting 2
July 6, 2007 - July 7, 2007
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Ruthie Arieti
Email: rarieti@nas.edu
Phone: 202 334 2856
Fax: 202 334 1978


Agenda:

Please note that space for this workshop is extremely limited. All attendees MUST contact Ruthie Arieti by Friday, June 29, 2007 for admittance.

TENTATIVE AGENDA:

Day 1

8:45
Introduction and Overview - Brian Larkins

9:10
Presentation by Willem Janssen and Eija Pehu, World Bank: Four Scenarios of the Indian Agriculture Sector in the Future

9:40
Discussion

10:20
Break

10:30
Presentation: Visions of Indian Agriculture Production in 10 years

11:10
Q&A

11:25
Facilitated Discussion (Michael Tomczyk, Wharton Business School): Identifying High level Needs and Opportunities

12:45
Break

1:45
Discussion of Working Group Assignments - Describing High Impact Solutions

2:00
Move into Working Groups

4:00
Report Back in Plenary

5:30
Break for dinner

Day 2

8:45
Discuss Working Group Assignments in Plenary - Michael Tomczyk

9:00
Working Groups - Technology Visioning and Scanning

10:30
Break

10:45
Report in Plenary

12:00
Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Brian Larkins
Deborah Delmer
Richard Dick
Richard Flavell
Robert Wall
Rattan Lal
Raymond St. Leger
Tsegaye Habtemariam
Steve Briggs
Alice Pell
Jonathan Gressel

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussed conflict of interest and bias for Raymond St. Leger and Richard Flavell
Reviewed outcomes of the workshop
Discussed topics of future workshops
Created report outline
Discussed framework to prioritize recommended technologies


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 9, 2007