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Committees

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Dr. Subbana Ayyappan Director General Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Dr. Usha Barwale-Zehr Director, Office of Compliance and Ethics Mahyco
Dr. Jose Cuesta Senior Economist World Bank
Mr. Dennis Fisher Director, Office of Compliance and Ethics Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Mr. C.D. Glin Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Elise Golan Director for Sustainable Development U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Robert Hauser Dean, College of Agricultural University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Ahmed Kablan International Nutrition and Public Health, Research Advisor U.S. Agency for International Development
Mr. Eric Luftman Director, Office of Agricultural Policy U.S. Department of State
Ms. Charlene McKoin Senior Program Officer Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Mr. Divine Njie Senior Officer UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Ms. Victoria Podesta Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Dr. Phyllis Wise Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Robert Zeigler Director General International Rice Research Institute

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Dr. K. Alagusundaram Deputy Director General, Agricultural Engineering Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Dr. Ben Bennett Professor and Head of the Food and Markets Department University of Greenwich Natural Resources Institute
Mr. Tony Bennett Agro-Food Industries Group, Livestock Industry Officer UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Mr. Mike Cecava Research Director Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Dr. George Czapar Associate Dean and Director of Extension University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ms. Amy Diggs Foreign Service Officer, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Textile Trade Affairs, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs U.S. Department of Statea
Dr. Prasanta Kalita Professor and Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Xia Kang Professor Academy of State Administration of Grain
Mr. Pradeep Khanna Associate Chancellor for Corporate and International Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Lisa Kitinoja Founder The Postharvest Education Foundation
Dr. Deepak Kumar Post-Doctoral Research Associate, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Dirk Maier Professor and Department Head of Grain Science and Industry; Director, International Grains Program Kansas State University; Grain Science and Industry
Ms. Anne Mbaabu Director, Market Access Program Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Dr. Neal Merchen Associate Dean for Research; College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Director, Experiment Station University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham Director, Postharvest Technology Center University of California – Davis; Department of Plant Sciences
Dr. Suzanne Nielsen Professor and Faculty Fellow, Office of Corporate and Global Partnerships Purdue University
Dr. Kathy Partlow Research and Grant Development Specialist University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ms. Patrina Pink Communication and Partnerships Consultant Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction, UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Dr. Daniel Queiroz Department of Agricultural Engineering University of Vicosa
Dr. Kent Rausch Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Angela Records International Agricultural Research Advisor U.S. Agency for International Development
Ms. Kai Robertson Lead Advisor, Food Loss and Waste Protocol World Resources Institute
Mr. Eric Trachtenberg Director, Food and Agriculture Sector McLarty Associates
Mr. Robert Van Otterdijk Agro-industry Officer UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Dr. Alex Winter-Nelson Director, Office of International Programs, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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