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World Food Prize co-sponsors Global Agricultural Development and Food Security Symposium

04/14/2009

UPDATED April 14, 2009 - World Food Prize co-sponsors Global Agricultural Development and Food Security symposium

UPDATED April 14, 2009 - - Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, was a featured speaker at an April 7 symposium organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and co-sponsored by the World Food Prize.

Ambassador Quinn's presentation, "Agriculture and Infrastructure: A Global Stimulus to Thwart Terrorism," can be read here.

The symposium, entitled "Meeting the Challenge of Global Agricultural Development and Food Security: Renewing American Leadership," presented and discussed the the Global Agricultural Development's report outlining the importance of support for improving global agriculture. The report was co-chaired by 2003 World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini and features contributions from fellow Laureates Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Pedro Sanchez, Monty Jones, and M.S. Swaminathan.

Included in the report (READ IT HERE) are a variety of recommendations for donor and partner governments to refocus development policy in order to contribute effectively to the fight against hunger and poverty worldwide. The process of producing the report – which is a project of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – took place in part at the 2008 World Food Prize, where Initiative leaders and Chicago Council staff met with international experts attending the most recent Borlaug Dialogue symposium.

 

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