Gordon Conway

In his keynote address at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 15, 1999, Gordon Conway, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, called for major research investment in agriculture and natural resources. His comments echoed the following conclusions from his book, reprinted with permission.

Poor people have to make trade-offs between immediate consumption and longer term sustainability. At the heart of these trade-offs is security, not just of food, but of income, health…

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