You are Invited: Cooperation for Innovation in Agriculture and What the U.S. Can Do

Invitation to a Wilson Center on the Hill and Brazil Institute Event

Brazil and Africa: Cooperation for Innovation in Agriculture and

What the U.S. Can Do

Monday, May 16, 2011 

12:00-1:15 p.m.

B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists will discuss the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
Panelists include:

LADISLAU MARTIN-NETO, Embrapa

ERICK FERNANDES, Adviser, Latin America and Caribbean Region, Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank

MARCELLA SZYMANSKI, Foreign Affairs Officer, Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Textile Trade, U.S. Department of State

Moderated by: PAULO SOTERO, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Please rsvp acceptances to onthehill@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4357

Wilson Center on the Hill is a nonpartisan forum that focuses on current issues related to international trade and security, sustainable development, and globalization. It sponsors 15 to 20 seminar programs each year on Capitol Hill that feature leading independent analysts and experts from the 22 programs of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Funded by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Wilson Center on the Hill also sponsors congressional study trips, allowing Members of the U.S. Congress and senior congressional staff to examine these issues first-hand.

Posted by: PAGE Staff

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