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Media Alert - Ebola & the Food Supply: Video Footage Now Available

10/20/2014

Ebola and the Food Supply: Footage Now Available of Global Leaders at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Discussions

Ebola and Food Security were discussed in depth over the past few days during the 2014 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue international symposium, by the President of Sierra Leone, Ministers of Agriculture from Sierra Leone and Liberia, the President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development, and President of The World Food Prize.
 
Please see the links below for video footage of a press conference that featured the Ministers of Agriculture speaking about the devastation in their countries, as well as critical issues of global trade and investment during the Ebola crisis; as well as a keynote address by the President of Sierra Leone in which he discussed how ebola is a threat to which everyone in the world must turn their attention; a keynote by the President of UN IFAD as he urges continued investment in affected countries to support their economies and food supply; and Amb. Quinn on CNN this morning recapping these discussions. 
 
Links:
President if UN IFAD's Address (Speech begins at 31:20)
President of Sierra Leone's Address (Ebola discussed at 00:42, then 16:28 to end)
 
Media Contact: Megan Forgrave, Director of Communications, mforgrave@worldfoodprize.org 
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