July 8, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Devex Feeding Development Campaign

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative is joining Devex’s Feeding Development campaign (#FeedingDev). On July 21, we will be hosting a Twitter roundup to highlight solutions to ensure food security in the face of climate change. We want to hear from you!

The Feeding Development campaign is taking place throughout July with the goal of reimagining solutions for a more food-secure future. It is an online conversation that links the environment, land rights, supply chains, and nutrition to real progress, from seed and soil to a healthy meal.

From July 21-25, Devex is holding a Digital Rally to turn up the volume on the campaign through social media and, on July 21, The Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative will join the conversation by holding a Twitter round-up on climate change and food security. Given our recent Global Food Security Symposium and our latest report, Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate, we are thrilled to continue these important discussions on global food security and climate change.

We want to know: what solutions do you think will help the world become food-secure in the face of threats from climate change? Tweet your ideas and potential solutions to @GlobalAgDev with hashtag #FeedingDev throughout the day on July 21 to join our Twitter round-up on solutions to climate change and food security. Photos, videos, headlines, stories, or any other kind of submissions are welcome.

Please contact us with any questions—we look forward to hearing from you on July 21!


The Global Food and Agriculture Program aims to inform the development of US policy on global agricultural development and food security by raising awareness and providing resources, information, and policy analysis to the US Administration, Congress, and interested experts and organizations.

The Global Food and Agriculture Program is housed within the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. The Council on Global Affairs convenes leading global voices and conducts independent research to bring clarity and offer solutions to challenges and opportunities across the globe. The Council is committed to engaging the public and raising global awareness of issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.

Support for the Global Food and Agriculture Program is generously provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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| By Roger Thurow

Our New Gordian Knot

Fifty years ago Dr. Norman Borlaug recieved the Nobel Peace Prize for cutting the "Goridan knot" of population and food production. Now the planet faces another seemingly intractable problem: how to nourish the planet while preserving the planet.