Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Science

This event has concluded. Check out the next Conversations event "Inside the Innovation Incubator" on October 17. 


Improving the productivity and profitability of smallholder farming in the developing world has been shown to reduce poverty and increase economic security. Increased access to knowledge, research, and technology on smallholder farms must occur before sustainable improvements in agriculture are realized at scale in developing regions. Access and adoption of technology, however, is affected by social, political, economic, and other factors. Please join Danforth Center scientists Ruth Kaggwa, PhD, and Donald MacKenzie, PhD, executive director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement, for a conversation about smallholder farming, orphan crops, and bringing cutting-edge science to the people and regions that need it most. Networking reception begins at 5:15 PM; presentation from 6 to 7:00 PM. 

Reservations are free, but required.

Media sponsors: St Louis Public Radio and HEC Media

About the Conversations series

Organized by the Friends of the Center, Conversations is a series of free public events that provide the opportunity to learn about the work of the Center and its partners. The next Conversations event takes place Thursday, October 17.

Attendee Notice/Release:
Please be aware that by attending this event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in films and tapes for exploitation in any and all media, whether now, known or hereafter devised for eternity and you release the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature.

Julie Lilly, CEO, The St. Louis Trust Company; executive committee, Danforth Leadership Council


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