Special Event

Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security: Progress to Date and Strategies for Success

May 20, 2010 - 04:00 am to 04:00 pm EDT

The Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security purposes to build and sustain the gathering momentum for change in U.S. food security and agricultural development policy. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is pleased to announce that the event will feature the release of the Feed the Future Guide, the implementation strategy for the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

The Honorable Rajiv Shah, administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, will discuss the Feed the Future Guide and how this USG initiative will be realized through partnerships with recipient countries, bilateral and multilateral donors, and civil society and private sector stakeholders. Panel discussions and keynote speakers will then provide constructive and provocative thinking on how to address policy and implementation challenges confronting U.S. and international food security activities and discuss how the political, financial, and technical support for this Initiative can be sustained over the long-term.

Approximately 250 senior leaders from the Administration; Congress; and the business, policy, NGO, and international organization communities are expected to attend.