Food Security & the G20

Perspectives on Progress

Date: 
May 1, 2012
Time: 
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

Presenter(s): 
Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, Joseph Glauber, USDA; Ray Offenheiser, Oxfam America; Maximo Torero, IFPRI
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107

Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

When G20 leaders come together on June 18-19 in Los Cabos, Mexico, food security will once again be at the top of their agenda. At last year’s summit, the G20 Agriculture Ministers took historic steps towards addressing food price volatility. This year, it is vital to take last year’s achievements to the next level. This Policy Seminar will bring together different perspectives on what needs to be done by the G20 to advance the actions and initiatives to curtail food price volatility, reduce poverty, and assure long-term food security.

Joseph Glauber will offer insights from the perspective of the G8; Ray Offenheiser from civil society; and Maximo Torero from international organizations.

Have a question for the speakers while watching the live webcast?

Simply Tweet your question of fewer than 140 characters and include the hashtag #AskIFPRI. Or send question to s.hill-lee@cgiar.org.