|By Marketwired .||
|May 12, 2014 03:27 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will release a new study recommending ways the United States can advance global food security in the face of climate change at a full-day symposium on May 22 in Washington, DC. The report puts forward a strategic plan for how the US government can leverage its research institutions, deploy development and trade tools, and engage with businesses to ensure there is enough nutritious food available globally. Advance embargoed copies of the report are available upon request.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that climate change could decrease food production by 2 percent each decade for the rest of this century. With population expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050, without urgent action climate change may make it impossible for food production to keep pace with demand.
Douglas Bereuter, President Emeritus, The Asia Foundation
Dan Glickman, Former Secretary, US Department of Agriculture
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
The Honorable Susan E. Rice, US National Security Advisor
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture
The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development
Pamela K. Anderson, Director, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
John F. Ginascol, Vice President, Supply Chain, Abbott Nutrition
Download the full symposium agenda (PDF)
Global Food Security Symposium 2014
Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of Weather Volatility and Climate Change
Thursday, May 22, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Press check-in 7:30 a.m.
**Media RSVP Required.** Advance RSVP required by 5:00 p.m. on May 21. RSVP to Samantha Skinner [email protected] or 312-821-7507. If you are interested in bringing a camera, please let Samantha know.
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
DuPont, Monsanto Company, The Good Growth Plan, Cargill, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Novus International, Inc.
AGree, Agriculture for Impact, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bread for the World, CARE, Farm Foundation, Farming First, Global Harvest Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute, InterAction, Planet Forward, Supporters of Agricultural Research, The World Food Prize Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund
About the Global Food Security Symposium
The Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium has been convened annually since 2010 to identify opportunities for US leadership in alleviating hunger and poverty through agricultural development. The 2012 symposium served as the platform of the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and featured President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bono, heads of state from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Benin, and numerous business leaders.
About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public -- and influencing the public discourse -- on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration. Learn more at thechicagocouncil.org and follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates.
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