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Ejeta to Sit on U.N. Advisory Board

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 15, 2013 The board will provide advice on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development to the secretary-general and executive heads of relevant United Nations organizations. Some key objectives will be to strengthen the link between science and policy and to ensure that the latest scientific findings are reflected in high-level policy discussions within the U.N. Previous articleACE Concerned EPA May Give in to Oil Lobby PressureNext articleStill A Long Way To Go on Farm Bill Gary Truitt SHARE SHARE Ejeta received the 2009 World Food Prize for developing a drought- and disease-resistant sorghum. In 2011, Purdue created the Center for Global Food Security, of which Ejeta is executive director. Also that year, Ejeta received a presidential appointment to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. He also was appointed a science envoy for the U.S. State Department in 2010. Gebisa EjetaPurdue University distinguished professor of agronomy and World Food Prize laureate Gebisa Ejeta has been appointed to the U.N. secretary-general’s newly created Scientific Advisory Board. The appointment by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon places Ejeta as the only agricultural scientist on the 26-member board. It is composed of internationally renowned scientists representing various fields of natural, social and human sciences.center_img Creation of the board was among recommendations of a high-level panel, which prepared a report on global sustainability in advance of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro Rio last year. “It is a great honor and responsibility to have the chance to work at the highest level of global science policy and diplomacy,” Ejeta said. “I will try to be a good ambassador of agricultural sciences to uphold the indispensability of food and agriculture, and to impart that feeding humanity sustainably in the foreseeable and unforeseeable future is the ultimate responsibility of all nations. I hope to make a difference.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Ejeta to Sit on U.N. Advisory Board Ejeta to Sit on U.N. Advisory Boardlast_img

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