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World Food Prize Event: Harnessing Change for Agricultural Transformation

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Central) 

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. foreign assistance agency that has invested more than $5 billion in partner countries to address the many sources of food insecurity. MCC is committed to ensuring both women and men participate in and benefit from agency-supported projects to contribute to food security, poverty reduction, and economic growth.

MCC’s side event at the 2023 World Food Prize will delve into the agency’s distinctive strategies for fostering climate-resilient agricultural investments and driving structural transformation within the agrarian sectors of partner countries: Lesotho, Niger, and Mozambique. This session will also highlight how MCC's programming promotes policy and institutional reforms while incentivizing private sector growth opportunities, particularly for smallholder farmers and women.


  • Myrlene Chrysostome, Agriculture Associate Director, Land and Agricultural Economy, MCC
  • Christine Ohresser-Joumard, Agriculture Associate Director, Land and Agricultural Economy, MCC
  • Michelle Adato, Senior Director and Deputy Practice Lead, Gender and Social Inclusion, MCC
  • Troy Hoppenjan, Agriculture Associate Director, Land and Agricultural Economy, MCC


  • Kaj Gass, Agriculture Director and Deputy Country Director for Niger, Land and Agricultural Economy, MCC


Hall of Laureates , Room 305
100 Locust Street<br /> Des Moines, Iowa 50309