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Conversations: Nourishing Our Future

March 27, 2024
5:15 pm
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Conversations: Nourishing our Future
About the Event

Join us for an enlightening public event on food security where a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss strategy and innovation to benefit farmers, families, and communities. We’ll delve into the crucial role of plant science, both at home and abroad, and explore virus-resistant cassava as a promising solution in Africa. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and discover how together, we can lead the way to a more food-secure future.

Reservations are free, but required for both in-person and virtual attendees. ASL interpretation is available. Please request assistance at least two weeks prior to the event.


5:15 PM Networking Reception

6:00–7:00 PM Presentation (this event will also be livestreamed)


Saharah Moon Chapotin, PhD

Executive Director, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

Douglas Watuku Miano, PhD

Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Nairobi

Nigel J. Taylor, PhD

Dorothy J. King Distinguished Investigator, Danforth Center


Benjamin Ola. Akande, PhD

Senior Vice President, Stifel Financial | DLC Chair

What to expect

Conversations is a series of free panel discussions organized by the Danforth Center Friends Committee. Since 2003, Conversations has offered the public the opportunity to learn about the world of the Center and its partners.

Attendee Notice of Release
By entering the Danforth Center for this event, you acknowledge that you are providing your consent to be photographed, filmed, and otherwise have your likeness or voice recorded for use by the Danforth Center in any and all media materials, including websites and in other marketing or educational materials, in perpetuity.

Media Sponsor

For information on sponsoring Conversations, contact Lee’at Bachar, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer, at 3145.587.1210 or email: