19th Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture

Date(s) - 23/02/2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

19th Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture

How can the Global South strengthen agricultural systems and accelerate agricultural production to deliver broad access to affordable, safe and nutritious foods, while at the same time protecting and improving natural ecosystems, and reducing poverty and inequality?

These are formidable challenges. Our current technology, policies, institutions, and financial instruments are not up to the job. Innovation will be absolutely critical. But is the world investing in the right areas and approaches to innovation to make the massive changes that are needed?


This year’s Bentley Lecture is in collaboration with the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI).
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI) is bringing together eminent Global South scientists, policy-makers, farming experts and others to tackle these challenging questions and recommend priority areas for international support.




Innovation to Sustainably Intensify Agriculture in the Global South

Dr. Ruben Echeverría

Dr. Ruben Echeverría is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC and Director General Emeritus at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

Dr. Echeverría was Executive Director of the Science Council of the CGIAR during the mid-2000s. He worked in agricultural, environmental, and rural development issues for more than a decade at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Echeverría studied Agronomy in Uruguay and Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.



February 23, 2021
3:00 PM

Webinar via ZOOM
Join at: https://zoom.us/j/93143642893

Virtual Poster Session to follow