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AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture
 co-sponsored by the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
in collaboration with the World Food Prize Foundation
 
to promote a broader and more complete understanding of agriculture as the most basic human endeavor and . . .to enhance agriculture through increased scientific knowledge
 
 
Principal Sponsors
AAAS
Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation

Principal Collaborator
World Food Prize Foundation

Supporting Sponsors
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
Economic Research Service
National Institute for Food and Agriculture
Case IH
DuPont
Mars Incorporated
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
Texas A&M University


About the Principals

AAAS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org), Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org), and Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org). AAAS was founded in 1848, and serves 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, reaching 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF) is committed to promote a broader and more complete understanding of agriculture and to build upon Charles Valentine Riley’s legacy as a “whole picture” person with a vision for enhancing agriculture through scientific knowledge. RMF, founded in 1985, recognized that agriculture is the most basic human endeavor and that a vibrant, robust, food, agricultural, forestry, and environmental-resource system is essential for human progress and world peace. RMF conducts a wide range of program activities that include discussion groups, forums, round tables, workshops, briefing papers, and lectures on various parts of the food, agricultural, forestry, and environmental-resource system. RMF’s goal is to have all world citizens involved in creating a sustainable food and agriculture enterprise within a responsible rural landscape. More information is available at www.rileymemorial.org.

World Food Prize Foundation
Founded by Nobel laureate and “Father of the Green Revolution” Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the World Food Prize is a $250,000 award presented annually for breakthrough achievements in science, technology, and policy that have improved the quality, quantity, and availability of food in the world. Termed “the Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture” by several heads of state, it is presented each October in conjunction with a week of events that includes the international “Borlaug Dialogue” symposium and gathers pre-eminent global leaders and experts representing over 65 countries. The 2011 World Food Prize events will take place October 12-14 in Des Moines. Information about the World Food Prize events, highlights from past Borlaug Dialogue symposia, and nomination criteria are available at www.worldfoodprize.org.