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"Climate change and energy transition are considered major issues for the world economy and for the sustainable future of humankind" - Luigi Colantuoni, Group Representative of Total in Japan and South Korea

"Climate change and energy transition are considered major issues for the world economy and for the sustainable future of humankind" - Luigi Colantuoni, Group Representative of Total in Japan and South Korea

"Extreme events keep us under constant pressure. All this is very bad because there are economic, institutional, social, and political entailed costs; these costs show up in individual mindsets and in the collective psyche of people" - Daniel Dăianu, Member of the Romanian Academy; former Minister of Finance of Romania

"Extreme events keep us under constant pressure. All this is very bad because there are economic, institutional, social, and political entailed costs; these costs show up in individual mindsets and in the collective psyche of people" - Daniel Dăianu, Member of the Romanian Academy; former Minister of Finance of Romania

"Promote the African farmers to join agriculture education, literacy programmes, agriculture extension is an important component of agriculture universities throughout the world" - Suresh Kumar, Chief Editor of Africaindia.org and former Head and Director of the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi

"Promote the African farmers to join agriculture education, literacy programmes, agriculture extension is an important component of agriculture universities throughout the world" - Suresh Kumar, Chief Editor of Africaindia.org and former Head and Director of the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi

"NABARD has been able to facilitate credit flow to agriculture and also helped in adoption of technology by small farmers to operate in a profitable and sustainable way. [...] With this backdrop and the experience of NABARD, a number of African countries have shown interest in learning about our experience and there has been a lot of exchange of experience between NABARD and African countries" - Krishan Jindal, CEO, NABARD Consultancy Services

"NABARD has been able to facilitate credit flow to agriculture and also helped in adoption of technology by small farmers to operate in a profitable and sustainable way. [...] With this backdrop and the experience of NABARD, a number of African countries have shown interest in learning about our experience and there has been a lot of exchange of experience between NABARD and African countries" - Krishan Jindal, CEO, NABARD Consultancy Services

"The greatest challenges that we face in plant breeding is to be able to link genome sequences to functional traits that could be used to create superior and sustainable varieties, which is what we call genotype to phenotype" - Rod A. Wing, Professor, University of Arizona

"The greatest challenges that we face in plant breeding is to be able to link genome sequences to functional traits that could be used to create superior and sustainable varieties, which is what we call genotype to phenotype" - Rod A. Wing, Professor, University of Arizona

"Global warming and rising waters, caused by climate change is a major threat. Another consequence of global warming is the spread of diseases and emergence of multi-resistant strains" - Tobby Simon, Founder and Chairman of Synergia Foundation, India

"Global warming and rising waters, caused by climate change is a major threat. Another consequence of global warming is the spread of diseases and emergence of multi-resistant strains" - Tobby Simon, Founder and Chairman of Synergia Foundation, India

The speakers report on the proceedings of the three workshops that took place the day before: finance, energy and agroindustry.

The speakers report on the proceedings of the three workshops that took place the day before: finance, energy and agroindustry.

"The most important element is the rise of nationalism on the planet.  Nationalism is back and I think that we should focus on how to control it" - Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan

"The most important element is the rise of nationalism on the planet. Nationalism is back and I think that we should focus on how to control it" - Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies, Japan

Gala Dinner with Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the WTO - "After all these years spent in venues dealing with  global governance I have reached the conclusion  that what is lacking in order to move forward is  a bedrock of common values capable of bringing  about a shared ambition for civilization. The challenge of building such a platform is unquestionably  a considerable one"

Gala Dinner with Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the WTO - "After all these years spent in venues dealing with global governance I have reached the conclusion that what is lacking in order to move forward is a bedrock of common values capable of bringing about a shared ambition for civilization. The challenge of building such a platform is unquestionably a considerable one"

WPC 2009, Marrakech - Han Seung-Soo, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea

WPC Marrakech - Han Seung-Soo, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea

"The OECD said in 2010 that seven out of ten world cities most exposed to climate change are in developing Asia. This is an area we also want to address, not only power but conversion of vehicles to electric cars and mass rapid transportation systems" - Anil Razdan, former Power Secretary of India

"The OECD said in 2010 that seven out of ten world cities most exposed to climate change are in developing Asia. This is an area we also want to address, not only power but conversion of vehicles to electric cars and mass rapid transportation systems" - Anil Razdan, former Power Secretary of India

"One of the most important elements in East Asia is obviously the rise of China, and it is creating certain instabilities in the region" - Shotaro Oshima, Chairman of the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

"One of the most important elements in East Asia is obviously the rise of China, and it is creating certain instabilities in the region" - Shotaro Oshima, Chairman of the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

WPC 2008, Evian - Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic

WPC Evian - Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic

WPC 2014, Seoul - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea

WPC Seoul - Thierry de Montbrial, President and Founder of the WPC; Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea

The panel answers the questions of the audience.

The panel answers the questions of the audience.

Jean-Yves Carfantan, Senior Consultant at AgroBrasConsult, was the moderator of this workshop on agroindustry in Africa and Asia.

Jean-Yves Carfantan, Senior Consultant at AgroBrasConsult, was the moderator of this workshop on agroindustry in Africa and Asia.

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