Harvest for Health: Improving Wellbeing through Resilient Agriculture

January 31, 2019 – February 1, 2019

The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, January 31

7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
  8:30 Welcome and Opening RemarksSally Rockey, PhD, FFAR Executive Director
  8:45 Overview of the Agenda and Meeting LogisticsHannah Wilkinson, FFAR Scientific Program Officer
  8:55 Keynote Address: Making Food Systems a Solution to Accommodating Healthy Eating Patterns and Reduced Risk of Diet-Related Illnesses and Human Health Disparities – Steven R. Shafer, PhD, ret., Soil Health Institute and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  9:30 Consumer Dietary Trends and Concerns, Including Innovations in Development of New Products that Deliver Health and WellbeingMindy Hermann, Consultant Analyst and Communications Specialist, Innova Market Insights
10:00 Meeting Consumer and Community Health Needs: How to Increase Nutrient Density in Food SupplyMaha Tahiri, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Tufts University
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Addressing Product Reformulation through Crops Diversification: Emerging Nutritious Crops and Their Contribution to Future Agriculture Sean Mayes, PhD, University of Nottingham
11:05 Addressing Product Reformulation through Crops Diversification: Processor/Manufacturer Considerations Richard Black, PhD, Quadrant D Consulting
11:25 Maintaining Bioactive Components throughout ProcessingMario Ferruzzi, PhD, North Carolina State University
11:45 Panel Discussion – Moderator: John Reich, PhD, FFAR Scientific Program Director
12:30–1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 Breakout Group Discussions: Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities
3:45 Coffee Break
4:00 Reports from Breakout Groups
5:15–7:00 Reception


Friday, February 1

 7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
  8:30 Recap of Day 1
  Scaling up Ag Production of Nutritious and Emerging Crops:
  8:50 Lessons learned from biofortificationHowarth (Howdy) Bouis, PhD, Harvest Plus
  9:10 Lessons learned from quinoaSven-Eric Jacobsen, Univ. of Copenhagen
  9:30 Lessons learned from Bambara groundnutSean Mayes, PhD, University of Nottingham
  9:50 Farmer considerationsKevin Murphy, PhD, Washington State University
10:10 Coffee Break
10:30 Panel Discussion
11:10 Breakout Group Discussions: Prioritization of Research Gaps and Strategies for Moving Forward 

(Includes working lunch)

1:15 Reports from Breakout Groups
2:00 Coffee Break
2:15 Summary and Closing RemarksSally Rockey, PhD
2:30 Adjourn

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