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World Food Prize Laureate Lecture Series


Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Main Campus—Tama Hall Hawse Auditorium

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World Food Prize Laureate Lecture Series

Vitamin A Rich Sweetpotato: A Climate-Smart Addition to Food Systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

Presented by Jan Low, Principal Scientist and Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative Leader International Potato Center (CIP).

Jan Low, 2016 World Food Prize laureate, has focused her career on integrating nutritional concerns into agricultural programs. Currently a principal scientist based at the International Potato Center’s regional office, Dr. Low has spearheaded research to build the evidence base demonstrating the nutritional impact of utilizing pro-vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweet potato as part of an integrated agriculture-nutrition intervention. She led the design and is at the forefront of the implementation of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative, launched in 2009. Dr. Low has worked as a policy analyst for Michigan State University and the International Food Policy Research Institute in sub-Saharan Africa.

The World Food Prize Lecture Series is an extension of the 2018 Borlaug Dialogue Symposium held in Des Moines, Iowa, October 17-19.


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