Greg Page, President and CEO of Cargill, discusses the state of global food and agriculture markets in a time of concern over increasing food prices as part of Chautauqua Institution's summer lecture series on What's for Dinner: Food and Politics in the 21st Century.
Gregory R. Page is the president and CEO of Cargill, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He joined Cargill in 1974, and has served in various worldwide posts for the company, including serving as the corporate vice president of Excel Corp. (currently a Cargill-owned business platform), before rising to its CEO in 2007.
Cargill CEO Greg Page believes the biggest obstacle to sustainable and productive agriculture in developing countries is the lack of clear property rights for farmers. He says establishing long-term property rights would encourage necessary investment and capitalization.