Growing Ambitions:

Prospects for Global Grain and Meat Demand


Online Proceedings

Inaugural Conference

An Agronomy Centennial Event




February 28 2002

Scheman Building

Iowa State Conference Center

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa



For Additional Information:

Ms Pernell Plath

Phone: 515-294-4319



Media Key:

= MS PowerPoint Presentation

= RealAudio File


Topic and Speaker

The World's Food Supply Prospects (43 min 05 sec)

Dr. Vaclav Smil,

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Distinguished Professor

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Author of "Feeding the World"

Brazil : The Awakening Agricultural Giant (28 min 43 sec)
Dr. Carlos Nayro de Azevedo Coelho
, General Coordinator of Agricultral Information, Department of Planning, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Sao Paulo, Brazil

PANEL:   Potential Constraints on Global Food Production Capacity - Is it likely that food shortages will lead to higher agricultural prices?

Dr. Gene Takle: Climatic outlook (18 min 54 sec)

Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University

Dr. Lee Burras: Soils and the natural resource base for agriculture (29 min 24 sec)

Associate Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University

Dr. Don Duvick: Genetic potentials and yield trends (34 min 18 sec)

Affiliate Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University

Former Vice-President for Research, Pioneer Hi-Bred Corp.