Innovating Global Fruit and Vegetable Food Systems to Help Bring Sustainable Nutrition Security

Jul 30th, 2018 - Aug 3rd, 2018

This workshop will identify challenges and opportunities for existing and future food and vegetable food systems and to prioritize leverage points for systems change and reducing knowledge gaps. The meeting will outline changes in the food system itself & research needs to sustainably and equitably provide healthy, nutritious food to a growing, more urban world population.

Funding Partners

Workshop Outcomes

  • Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security
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  • Mitigating sustainability tradeoffs as global fruit and vegetable systems expand to meet dietary recommendations
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Day 1July 30, 2018

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

2:00 pm Regional Efforts to Address Challenges


Alison Edwards

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
starEvent Co-Chair

John Finley

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Program Leader in Human Nutrition
starEvent Co-Chair

Dave Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation
Project Director
starEvent Co-Chair

M Franklin Holley

Keystone Policy Center
Senior Policy Director
starEvent Co-Chair

Dominik Klauser

starEvent Co-Chair

Gerald Charles Nelson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
starEvent Co-Chair


University of Florida
University of Leeds
Blonk Consultants
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Nutrition Systems Scientist
Keystone Policy Center
Senior Policy Director
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Assistant Professor
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor
Cranfield University
Professor of Water and Food Systems
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Science Advisor
International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Crop Diversity Specialist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Post Doc
Stanford University
William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science & Sr. Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and Environment
University of Washington
Associate Professor
Syngenta Foundation
Project Manager, Research & Development
Utah State University
USDA Predoctoral Fellow
SR Strategy
World Wildlife Fund
Senior Program Officer, Agriculture
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Vice President for Country Support
Campbell Soup Company
Director, Sustainable Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Research Soil Scientist
University of Michigan
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Washington State University
University of Arkansas
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Senior Ecologist
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Senior Research Fellow

The attendee list and participant profiles are regularly updated. For information on participant affiliation at the time of workshop, please refer to the historical roster. If you are aware of updates needed to participant or workshop records, please notify AGCI’s workshops team.