List of Signatories as of May 5, 2020: An Open Letter to the UN, G-20 and National Governments on COVID-19 and Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security

List of Signatories as of May 5 2020An Open Letter to the UN, G-20, and National Governments on COVID-19 and Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security

Here is the list of Signatories

Amin Abaza, Former Minister of Agriculture, Egypt and former Chair, Arabia Cotton Company

Ayman Abou-Hadid, Former Minister of Agriculture, Egypt Yoginder Alagh, Former Minister of Planning, Government of India, Professor Emeritus, SPIESR, Ahmedabad, India Guram Aleksidze, President, Georgian Academy of Agriculture Sciences (GAAS) and Chairman, Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (CACAARI) Rashid Alimov, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2016-2018 Mario Allegri, Former Chairman, FORAGRO and Executive Member of GFAR, Rome Abdulaziz Altwaijri, former Director General ISESCO S. Ayyappan, Former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal Sayed Azam-Ali, CEO, Crops for the Future, Malaysia Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan 2004-2007 Lennart Båge, former President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World and Alliance to End Hunger Andrew Bennett, President, The Tropical Agricultural Association, UK Sali Berisha, President of Albania 1992-1997, Prime Minister 2005-2013 Jean Omer Beriziky, Prime Minister of Madagascar 2011-2014 Wided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015 Geoffrey Boulton, University of Edinburgh and International Science Council Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the UK, 2007-2010 Derek Byerlee, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC Peter Carberry, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer Fernando Chaparro, Honorary Member, Colombian Academy of Physical and Natural Sciences, Bogotá and former Executive Secretary, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Eric Chinje, Senior Advisor, African Media Initiative, Kenya Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999-2008, Administrator of UNDP 20092017 Ronnie Coffman, Andrew H. & James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor, International Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Director of International Programs, Department of Global Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania 1996-2000 Gordon R Conway, President, Rockefeller Foundation, 1998-2004 Mirko Cvetkovic, Prime Minister of Serbia 2008-2012
Malavika Dadlani, President, Indian Society of Seed Technology, New Delhi, India and former Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi William D. Dar, Secretary, Philippines Department of Agriculture and former, Director General, ICRISAT, Hyderabad Herman De Croo, Minister of State of Belgium, Honorary Speaker of the House S. Mahendra Dev, Director and Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai and former Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, IFPRI John Dixon, Professor, University of Queensland, Australia Mahmud Duwayri, Professor of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, Former Minister of Agriculture, Jordan Adel El-Beltagy, Former Minister of Agriculture, Egypt, former Director General, ICARDA and Head of IDCC Susan Elliot, CEO, President Committee on American Foreign Policy Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, UAE Mahmoud El-Solh, Former Director General, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria and Member, High Level Panel of Experts of the Committee of World Food Security, FAO, Rome Shenggen Fan, Former Director General, IFPRI, Washington and Chair Professor, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. Nina Fedoroff, U. S. National Medal of Science Laureate 2006, former President, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Marco Ferroni, Chair, CGIAR System Management Board Tony Fischer, Honorary Fellow and Crawford Fund Coordinator, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra, Australia Jan Fisher, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic 2009-2010 Jerome I. Friedman, Nobel Laureate (Physics), 1990; Institute Professor and Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nathalie de Gaulle, Founder of Societer & NG-INOV Prem Lal Gautam, Former Vice Chancellor, GBPUAT, Pantnagar Uttarakhand, India María Beatriz Pilu Giraudo, Honorary President, La Asociación Argentina de Productoresen Siembra Directa (AAPRESID), Argentina Peter Gluckman, Chair, International Network for Government Science Advice, New Zealand Herath Gunasena, Emeritus Professor, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Anil Gupta, Former Professor, IIM, Ahmedabad, and Chair, Honey Bee Network, India Hari Shanker Gupta, Former Director General, Borlaug Institute for South Asia & Former Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius 2015-2018 Heidi Hackmann, CEO, International Science Council, Paris, France Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, 2000-2012 Ibrahim Hamdan, Former Executive Secretary, AARINENA and FAO Senior Regional Officer HRH Prince Hasan bin Talal, Jordan Mohamed Hasan, President, The World Academy of Sciences and President, Sudanese Academy of Sciences
Charlotte Hebebrand, Former Director General, International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Paris and Chief Scientific Officer, Nutrien, Canada Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of UN 2007-2015, Member of the UN SecretaryGeneral’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation Alvin Hubscher, President and CEO, International Fertilizer Development Center, Muscle Shoals, Alabama Sir Richard Timothy Hunt, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Sarwat Hussain, former Head of Agriculture Communications, The World Bank Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation 20042014 Mladen Ivanic, Member of the Presidency of the Bosnia and Herzegovina 2012-2017 Gjorge Ivanov, President of North Macedonia 2009-2019 Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria Elwyn Grainger Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization Pramod K Joshi, President, Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia 2010-2015 Kundhavi Kadiresan, Former Assistant Director General, FAO, Bangkok Mats Karlsson, former Vice President of the World Bank 1999-2011 Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University and former Vice President of the World Bank Jagdish C Katyal, Former Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR and former Vice Chancellor, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Abbas Keshavarz, Former Minister of Agriculture, Iran Gurdev Khush, World Food Prize Laureate, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis Ivo Komsic, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1993-1996 Jadranka Kosor, Prime Minister of Croatia 2009-2011 Martin Kropff, Director General, International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico and Professor and Emeritus Rector Magnificus, Wageningen University Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka 1994-2005 Jagdish Ladha, Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis Zlatko Lagumdzija, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2002, deputy Prime Minister 2012-2015 Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, Ohio State University Ronald LaPorte, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Yuan T. Lee, 1986 Nobel Laureate (Chemistry), President Emeritus Academia Sinica, Taiwan Uma Lele, International Policy Expert, President Elect, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium 2008, 2009-2011 Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank 2008-2012 Tzipi Livni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel 2006-2009, Minister of Justice 2013-2014 Budimir Loncar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of SFR Yugoslavia (1987-1991)
Adam Lorch, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide, Australia Petru Lucinschi, President of Moldova 1997-2001 Thomas Lumpkin, Director General Emeritus, CIMMYT, Mexico Magdy Madkour, Former President of the Agricultural Research Centre, Founding Director, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Cairo, Egypt M. Mahadevappa, Director (Rural Development), JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore; former Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) Bhag Mal, Former South Asia Coordinator, Bioversity International and former, Director, ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi, India Shantanu Mathur, Lead Adviser, Global Engagement, IFAD, Rome Charudatta Mayee, President, South Asia Biotechnology Centre and Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, Mumbai and former Chairman, ASRB, India Peter Medgyessy, Prime Minister of Hungary 2002-2004 Rexhep Meidani, President of Albania 1997-2002, Member of the Academy of Sciences Stjepan Mesic, President of Croatia 2000-2010 David Molden, Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal Amre Moussa, Secretary General Arab League 2001-2011, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt 1991-2001 Rovshan Muradov, Secretary General, NGIC Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta 2013-2020 Trevor Nicholls, CEO, CABI, UK Bujar Nishani, President of Albania 2012-2017 Alexander von der Osten, former Executive Secretary, CGIAR and Director General, ISNAR Djoomart Otorbayev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan 2014-2015 Roza Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan 2010-2011 Suresh Pal, Secretary, Agricultural Economics Research Association, India Ana Palacio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain 2002-2004 David Pan, Executive Dean, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece 2009-2011 Rajendra S. Paroda, Former Director General, ICAR and Secretary, DARE, Govt. of India, New Delhi and Former, Chairman, GFAR, FAO, Rome Michel Petit, Professor, CIHEAM-IAM Montpellier; former Director, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, World Bank Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University and former Director General, IFPRI Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria 2012-2017 Rudy Rabbinge, University Professor, Sustainable Development and Food Security, Wageningen University Aliaa R Rafea, Professor of Anthropology, Women’s College, Ain Shams University Jai C. Rana, Country Representative, India Office, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and National Coordinator, UN Environment-GEF Project, New Delhi, India Chandra Ranade, Agricultural Development Specialist, formerly with The World Bank
V. Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri Daya Reddy, President, International Science Council, France Martin Rees, Former President of Royal Society, Member, UK House of Lords Timothy Reeves, Professor in Residence, Dookie College Campus, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia and former, Director General, CIMMYT, Mexico Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT Headquarters, Rome Sir Richard Roberts, 1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Mary Robinson, Patron, International Science Council, France; President of Ireland (19901997) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR 1997-2002) Petre Roman, Prime Minister of Romania 1989-1991, Speaker of Parliament 1996-2000 Mohammad H. Roozitalab, Former Chair, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), 2002-2006 Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General for SDGs Claudia Sadoff, Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka J.S. Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, SKN Agriculture University, Jaipur, India Mohan Saxena, Executive Secretary, International Dryland Development Commission and former DDG, ICARDA, Syria Kelemu Segenet, Director General and CEO, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya Ismail Serageldin, Co-Chair NGIC, Vice President of the World Bank 1992-2000, former Chairman, CGIAR Shashi Sharma, Independent Consultant, Global Food Security, Biosecurity and Planetary Health, Perth, Australia Tomio Shichiri, FAO Representative in India, New Delhi Kadambot Siddique, Hackett Professor of Agriculture, Chair and Director, Institute of Agriculture, UN FAO Special Ambassador for the International Year of Pulses 2016, The University of Western Australia Tony Simons, Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF, Director General, ICRAF and Honorary Professor of Tropical Forestry, University of Copenhagen Brahma Singh, Founder Chairman, Prof. Brahma Singh Horticulture Foundation, New Delhi R.B. Singh, Former Chancellor, Central Agricultural University and past President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, India Jitendra Srivastava, Former Lead Agriculturist, Agriculture Global Practice, The World Bank and former Deputy Director General, ICARDA, Syria Umesh Srivastava, Former Assistant Director General (Horticulture), ICAR and Global Forum for Farmers, India Barbara Stinson, President, World Food Prize Foundation Petar Stoyanov, President of Bulgaria 1997-2002 Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia 2014-2016 M.S. Swaminathan, World Food Prize Laureate, former Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines
Prabhakar Tamboli, Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland Eka Tkeshelashvili, Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia 2010-2012 M. Ann Tutwiler, Chair, Independent Steering Committee for the Water, Land and Ecosystems Research Program, CGIAR Rishi Kumar Tyagi, Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB), Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Thailand Wendy J. Umberger, Executive Director, Centre for Global Food and Resources and Professor, Agricultural and Food Economics, The University of Adelaide, Australia Marianna V Vardinoyannis, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO Anupam Varma, Ex-ICAR National Professor, INSA Emeritus Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi Surinder K Vasal, World Food Prize Laureate, 2000 B. Venkateshwarlu, Former Vice Chancellor, V.N. Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra and Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, India Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Co-Chair NGIC, President of Latvia 1999-2007 Sant S Virmani, Former Principal Scientist, IRRI, Philippines Joachim Von Braun, Professor for Economic and Technological Change and Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences and former Director General, IFPRI Filip Vujanovic, President of Montenegro 2003-2018 Youssef Wally, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt Carlos Westendorp, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain 199501996 Mellissa Wood, One CGIAR TAG2 (Research) Co-Convener Marco Wopereis, Director General, World Vegetable Center, Taiwan M.P. Yadav, Former Director & Vice Chancellor, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and former VC, S.V. Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, India Yashar Yakish, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey 2002-2003 Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006 Kateryna Yushchenko, First Lady of Ukraine 2005-2010, President Ukraine3000 Foundation Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine 2005-2010 Valdis Zatlers, President of Latvia 2007-2011

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