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World Food Prize 2009 Laureate, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta & Symposium Speaker Bill Gates (Episode 306)

posted on October 16, 2009 at 10:08 AM

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The Iowa Journal sits down for a one-on-one talk with the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta from Ethiopia. Dr. Gebisa, who is now an agronomy professor at Purdue University, developed a drought-tolerant and disease resistant variety of sorghum that could be grown in sub-Saharan Africa. Following the interview is an excerpt of a presentation given at the World Food Prize symposium, by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation and co-chair of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (27:47)

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