2017 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize

Awarding Ceremony...

The 2017 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Awarding Ceremony will be held on 28 October 2017 in Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), Nanjing, China in conjunction with the GCHERA 9th World Conference "Global Food Security and Food Safety"







Program at a Glance From:GCHERA WAP Office | Date: 2017-07-04

Program in detail


Programme Overview



October 28-30, 2017


October 27

Participants’ arrival and registration


9th      GCHERA World Conference Theme


Global Food Security and Food Safety: The Role of Universities


Conference Framework


This      conference will be divided into 5 sections. Simultaneous translation      (Chinese/English) will be available throughout the conference.


FRIDAY 27 October

Preliminary Meeting


16:00 -17:30

GCHERA-NJAU World Agriculture Prize Work      Meeting



No. 1 Meeting Room,      5th Floor, Hanyuan Hotel



GCHERA WAP      International Committee members and delegates from NJAU


SATURDAY 28 October

2017 GCHERA World Agriculture      Prize (WAP) Award Ceremony


09:00  – 10:30

Location:       Gymnasium of NJAU



Mr. SHI Song and      Ms. DONG Hong-mei



Guests, Participants, Students and      Faculties of NJAU


2017 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize (WAP) Laureate Presentation


10:30 – 11:20

Location:       Gymnasium of NJAU



HU Feng, Vice      President of NJAU


Presented by:

The GCHERA WAP 2017 Laureate      


9th      GCHERA World Conference


Session 1:The Challenge for Global      Food Security and Food Safety


13:30 – 15:00

Location: Jinling Hall, No.1 Meeting      Room, 3rd Floor


Co-Chaired by:

John      KENNELLY,      President of GCHERA, Professor of      University of Alberta, Canada

ZHANG      Weiguo,      President of Southwest University, China



ZHU Jing, Dean, College of      Economic and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, Global Food Security and Safety Challenges -- Go beyond      Productivity



Ian MAW, Vice President, Association of      Public and Land-grant Universities(APLU), USA, The Challenge of Change: Harnessing University Discovery,      Engagement, and Learning to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security


14:30 15:00

Panel      Discussion



Session      close &Tea Break


Session      2: The Educational Role of Universities in Responding to the Global Challenge


15:30 – 17:00

Location: Jinling Hall, No.1 Meeting      Room, 3rd Floor

Co-Chaired by:

Sanjay Kumar PATIL,      Vice Chancellor,      Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, India

ZHONG Funing,      Professor, Nanjing      Agricultural University, China


15:30 – 15:50

Rob DYBALL, Senior      Lecturer, Human Ecology Program, Fenner School of Environment and Society,      Australian National University, Australia,      Research led education into food systems:      examples from the Australian National University


16:00 – 16:20

José ZAGLUL, Founding      President, EARTH University, Costa Rica, The role of education in meeting global challenges


16:30 – 17:00

Panel Discussion


SUNDAY 29 October

9th GCHERA World Conference(Continued)

Session 3: The Research Role of      Universities in Responding to the Global Challenge



 Location: Jinling Hall, No.1      Meeting Room, 3rd Floor


Co-Chaired by:

Philippe      CHOQUET,      President, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, France

BAO Yihong,      Professor, Northeast Forestry University,      China


08:30 – 08:50

John INGRAM, Food      Systems Programme Leader, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford      University, UK, The      Need forFood Systems Thinking


09:00 – 09:20

Aldo STROEBEL, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships National      Research Foundation, South Africa


09:30 10:00

Panel Discussion


10:00 – 10:30

Session close &Tea Break


Session 4: Value Creation and      the Role of Universities   


10:30 – 12:00

Location:      Jinling Hall, No.1 Meeting Room, 3rd Floor


Co-Chaired by:

Jose      ZAGLUL, Founding      President, EARTH University, Costa Rica

WU      De,      Vice-President, Sichuan Agricultural University, China


10:30 – 10:50

Tiny VAN BOEKEL, Professor,      Department of Food Sciences and Agrotechnology, Wageningen      University and Research, the      Netherlands, Value      creation and the role of the universities: potential for global food security      and food safety


11:00 – 11:20

JIA Xiangping, Professor,      College of Economics and Management,Northwest      Agriculture & Forestry University, China, Can Innovations be Educated in Agricultural      Universities: Evidence from Venture Capital Backed Entrepreneurial Firms in      China


11:30 12:00

Panel Discussion


Session 5:  Putting the Pieces Together & World Café


14:00 – 16:00

Location: Jinling Hall, No.1 Meeting      Room, 3rd Floor


Co-Chaired by:

Ian      MAW,      Vice President, APLU, USA

LIU      Zhimin, Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China


14:00 – 16:00*

All speakers engage in a panel discussion on lessons      learned from Sessions 1- 4. Delegates share best practices and develop plans      for implementing change agenda at their university.

*Closing time may be adjusted based on the      actual duration of the discussions


16:00 – 16:30

Conference Closure & Tea Break (Location:Jinling      Hall, Meeting Room, 2nd Floor)


GCHERA General Assembly (Chinese delegates may      depart)     


16:30 – 18:00**

Location: Jinling      Hall, Meeting Room, 2nd Floor



John KENNELLY, President      of GCHERA,  Professor of University of Alberta, Canada



GCHERA Delegates


GCHERA      General Assembly   **Closing & dinner      time may be also adjusted based on the actual duration of the General      Assembly duration.


Monday, OCT 30

2017 – GCHERA Conference Field Trip


09:00 – 12:00

All conference delegates participate in the Nanjing      Agricultural Carnival field trip



Participants are Required to Convene at 09:00 at      the Lobby of Hanyuan Hotel

(Please bring the badge alongside)


12:00 – 13:00

Lunch (Host By The Local Government)


13:00 – 17:30

Tour in Nanjing


18:00 – 20:00

Dinner (Location to be      confirmed)




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About World Agriculture Prize

WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE is an international award of the Global Confederation of  Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA,  http://www.gchera.com/). The prize aims to promote the global development of  the mission of its member institutions in education, research and innovation in  the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished  contribution of an individual to this mission. Learn more...



The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) is a global network of national and regional Higher Education Associations.  GCHERA’s mission is to

  • encourage mutual understanding and global co-operation

  • provide leadership in education, research, innovation and outreach in agricultural and life sciences

  • a catalyst for the sharing and adoption of best practices



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