The 2009 World Food Prize, established by Norman Borlaug - Nobel Laureate for the Green Revolution, takes place in Des Moines, Iowa this week. The Hunger & Undernutrition Blog team were invited to blog live from Des Moines, so stay tuned for more postings from Agi Schafer.
Today, Bill Gates, Jeffrey Sachs and Indra Nooyi will all be delivering addresses to reinforce a renewed commitment for the "next" Green Revolution, and how a lack of food and agricultural outputs will be a leading contributor to poverty and deteriorating social development.
Gebisa Ejeta, will be honored with the 2009 World Food Prize tonight, and deliver a keynote address tomorrow. See full schedule below.