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Global Food Security Symposium 2016
WASHINGTON, DC
26 April 2016


Cochairs
Douglas Bereuter, President Emeritus, The Asia Foundation
Dan Glickman, former Secretary, US Department of Agriculture

Two-thirds of the world's population - 6.3 billion people - will live in urban areas by 2050, creating a staggering demand for nutritious, safe, and sustainable food. The global food system must transform to meet this demand. With this challenge, however, comes great opportunity to integrate the world's small-scale farmers with burgeoning urban markets.

The Global Food Security Symposium 2016 will bring together key multi-disciplinary stakeholders to discuss transformations to the global food system necessary to feed growing cities. Participants will explore ideas to facilitate business investments and economic opportunities that can benefit small-scale farmers and urban consumers alike. At the symposium, the Council also will release a major report recommending specific actions that the US government can take to advance food security in an urban world.

For more information, please visit the symposium website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned for a weekly series of posts on the Global Food for Thought blog highlighting topics related to urbanization, food security, and supply chain development, to launch on March 2.


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