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Date:9/15/2008

ety of senior posts in the government of India. He has spent four decades in the water resources sector and been involved in a wide variety of international organizations dedicated to water resources.

  • Franois Dagenais

    Mr. Dagenais, formerly Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture, now works in San Jose, Costa Rica, as Director of External Financing and Investment Projects for the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation in Agriculture (IICA). He also worked with CIDA in Honduras and has worked on agriculture, rural development and natural resources projects throughout the world. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Agriculture from McGill and Universit Laval, and a PhD from Montpellier.

  • Gatan Lussier

    The Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute identifies issues and opportunities for the Canadian Agri-food economy. Mr. Lussier sits on a number of corporate boards and is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Culinar Inc., and former President of Weston Bakeries Quebec. He also served as Quebec Deputy Minister of Agriculture and as Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Canada. He received an honorary doctorate in agricultural sciences from McGill in 1979.

  • Jack Wilkinson

    Born and raised on a family farm in Ontario, Jack Wilkinson is a practising farmer who produces grains and oilseeds and has a beef cow/calf operation. He was elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers in 2002 at the 35th World Farmers' Congress held in Cairo. He has served as President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and was also President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.


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