This video features two notable authorities on agricultural productivity, speaking on October 6, 2011 at the Center for Food Security and the Environment ( at Stanford University.

Prabhu Pingali is Deputy Director for Agriculture Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ( His segment of the talk begins around 6:30.

Philip Pardey is co-principal investigator with HarvestChoice ( and professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. His segment begins around 45:30.

A Q&A session begins around 1:40:00. Given the nature of Vimeo, you may need to wait for much of the full video to load before you can queue to these later points.

The talk begins with an introduction from FSE Director Rosamond Naylor. This video is provided to HarvestChoice courtesy of the FSE Center.

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