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WEBCAST Press Conference: UN, West African Leaders to Address Ebola and Food Security




UN, West Africa leaders speak on necessary investments, steps to prevent food crises in Ebola-affected countries

Ministers of Agriculture from Liberia and Sierra Leone join the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development at press conference broadcast live from The World Food Prize 

What: Following his keynote address at the World Food Prize international symposium, Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, President of The World Food Prize, will be joined by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development; Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture, Liberia; and Joseph Sam Sesay,Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone, at a press conference to address the importance of investing in rural agriculture around the world, especially in the face of issues such as the current Ebola crisis, climate volatility, and other challenges.

When: October 15, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. CDT/3:30 p.m. EDT 

Where: The World Food Prize, Des Moines, Iowa, Downtown Marriott, 3rd Floor. Webcast at  

Connect: Questions will be taken from media attending the event, and also live via Twitter from @WorldFoodPrize using #WFPQA

Journalists interested in attending the press conference must be accredited through The World Food Prize:

Advance questions from media outlets can be sent to Megan Forgrave, Director of Communications, The World Food Prize, or Katie Taft, Senior Management Communications, IFAD,

Related: Dr. Nwanze's keynote prior to the press conference wil be at 1:15 p.m. CDT/2:15 p.m. CDT on the general symposium webcast page in addition, the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, will give an address via live satellite feed the next day on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. CDT/11 a.m. EDT, which can be watched at

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