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Global Food Security Symposium 2021

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Global Food Security Symposium

This year is marked by a once-in-a-generation event, the UN Food Systems Summit. In the lead-up to this historic event, speakers will discuss high-impact innovations that are radically transforming food systems for the better.

A woman looks at rows of small plants in a growing facility
Reuters
May
11

Global Food Security Symposium 2020

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Global Food Security Symposium

Discover how innovation is changing the way consumers, in the United States and abroad, think about the food system and how new breakthroughs can support a secure, healthy, and prosperous planet.

Global Food Security Challenges in the Era of COVID-19

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Global Food Security Symposium

Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence and Sanjeev Krishnan of S2G Ventures joined Laura Reiley of The Washington Post to discuss the large-scale impacts COVID-19 has had on the global food system.

A London grocery store with empty shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic
John Cameron

Global Food Security Symposium 2019

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Global Food Security Symposium

The 2019 Global Food Security Symposium considered: in the face of increasing water insecurity, how we grow an adequate quantity and quality of food to feed a rapidly urbanizing world.

Rice fields in Indonesia
Sebastian Pena Lambarri

Global Food Security Sympoisum 2018

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Global Food Security Symposium

The 2018 Global Food Security Symposium considered why this transformative moment—with Africa’s growing youth population—is crucial to global food security and stability.

Global Food Security Symposium 2017

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Global Food Security Symposium

The 2017 Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC focused on how the US can help lead struggling nations and turn frontier markets into thriving partners.

A farmer attends a rice field in Indonesia
Simon Fangers

Global Food Security Symposium 2016

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Global Food Security Symposium

The Global Food Security Symposium 2016 brought together key multi-disciplinary stakeholders to discuss transformations to the global food system necessary to feed growing cities.

Global Food Security Symposium 2015

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Global Food Security Symposium

The 2015 Global Food Security Symposium focused on the topic of “Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Leveraging Agriculture and Food to Improve Global Nutrition.”

Global Food Security Symposium 2014

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Global Food Security Symposium

Global leaders convened at The Chicago Council's Global Food Security Symposium to chart a course for how the US government could advance global food security in the face of weather volatility and climate change.

Global Food Security Symposium 2013

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Global Food Security Symposium

Senior leaders from across sectors joined together to chart a course for how science, trade, and business can be mobilized to advance food and nutrition security.

A farmer at work in Kenya's Mount Kenya region.
Neil Palmer (CIAT)